Future exhibition
Loukia Alavanou

Oedipus in Search of Colonus

11 Mar – 18 Jun

Various types of territories and who governs them is the focus of Accelerator’s spring exhibitions. Physical, geographic, juridical, mental and spiritual areas will be explored. It may be national borders and the right to live where one wants, but also territories beyond the domains of humans, life and death.

Still from “On The Way to Colonus”, by Loukia Alavanou, produced by VRS, the first edition of the film was powered by Onassis Culture and is part of the Onassis Collection.

About the exhibition

Greek artist Loukia Alavanou’s acclaimed work from the Venice Biennale, Oedipus in Search of Colonus, is coming to Stockholm and will be presented at Accelerator. Using VR technology, Alavanou transports the viewer to a Greek shanty town populated by Roma, making it the scene for a modern version of Sophocles’s ancient drama. In allowing the classic drama to portray our time Alavanou raises questions of belonging, inclusion and empathy.

The exhibition is curated by Richard Julin.

About Loukia Alavanou

Loukia Alavanou is a moving image artist and filmmaker,
and holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, UK. 
Alavanou represented Greece at the 59th Venice Art Biennale. Alavanou’s work has been presented by institutions including Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Gucci Garden, Palais de BOZAR, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens Biennale,Trust Kino Der Kunst, Palais de BOZAR, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Museum of Cycladic Art , Athens Biennale, Benaki Museum. Her films are part of numerous collections including the Onassis Collection, the Dakis Joannou Collection, The Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe/ ZKM, PCAI/ Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative.


Loukia Alavanou

Exhibition team Accelerator
Richard Julin, Artistic Director
Therese Kellner, Curator

Curator of ´Oedipus in Search of Colonus´at the Greek Pavilion of the 59th Venice biennale
Heinz Peter Schwerfel

Architecturaland Installation Design
Korres Engineering

Sound Designer
Manolis Manousakis

Head of Construction 
Martin Tabaku

VR Supervision
Phaidonas Gialis

Commissioner at 59th Venice Biennal
National Galleryof Greece– Alexandros Soutsos Museum

FILM CREDITS – “On The Way To Colonus”

VRS [Virtual Raw Synerge]

Writer / Director
Loukia Alavanou 

360 Cinematographer
Yannis Kanakis 

Music / Lyrics
Elbrus Hysenaj 

Natalia Papadopoulou, Loukia Alavanou

Haris Laloussis Em Kei


Oedipus: Panagiotis Tsiriklos 
Antigone: Mary Louloudaki 
Creon: Evangelos Tsiriklos 
Narrator’s Voice: Alexandros Mylonas 
Antigone’s Voice: Rena Kyprioti 
Voices of Oedipus & Creon: Gregory Patrick Karr 

The installation was funded by the Greek Ministry of Cultureand Sports.
The film was Powered by Onassis Culture. With the support of PCAI/ Polygreen Culture and art Initiative.