Festival of Hope 2 / 18 February 2021

Spoken Word

Multi Media Live Performance

Festival of Hope 2

The Institute for Experimental Arts and poetry platform filmpoetry.org invited by Versopolis- Festival of Hope presents four (4) contemporary poets from Athens Greece. This short anthology includes three video poems and a spoken word live performance. We offer a snapshot from the vibrating underground poetry scene of Athens in a period of social crises caused by a decade of neo-liberal austerity measures and the catastrophic global pandemic of covid-19. The new generation of Greek poets participate in social movements and self-organized social spaces, occupied social centers, demonstrations, riots and assemblies manifesting an underground cultural network of creativity and resistance. Poets and writers, musicians, video artists and cinematographers, directors, actors, bands and theater groups manifest a network of social aware contemporary artists beyond formality and market rules, against all oppressive systems. Athens underground scene, hidden from the mass media and the art industry publish books and records, organize art and theater shows, massive free concerts at the public spaces, performances, poetry nights and festivals- gatherings of thousands of young people, meeting points of a new generation fighting for dignity and emancipation. 

1."Paid Rape" poetry- performance: Sissy Doutsiou directed by Tasos Sagris music: Biomass. The video is part of the theater show "4.48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane directed by Tasos Sagris with Sissy Doutsiou at the main role 

2. "We will meet at the corner Tositsa & Patision st." poetry: Poppy Delta video: Kinimatini music: Trip Maker Young

 3. "Secure connection failed" Lokatola - poetry: Tasos Tzortzatos cinematography: Yannis Lianos music: Kostis Gardikis 

​ 4. "Find a way to meet each other" (LIVE) - poetry / video direction: Tasos Sagris music: Whodoes LIVE Performance from "Financial Consequences" International Poetry Festival organized by the Institute for Experimental Arts at London School Of Economics (2019).


Institute for Experimental Arts

The Institute for Experimental Arts was founded in 2008 in Athens- Greece as a non-profit platform of creative expression and research in the fields of theater, performance art, digital media, installation, poetry and art theory. The Institute is committed to existing as an open meeting point for poets-writers, directors, actors, theater engineers/ technicians, performance artists, photographers, video artists and the writers who develop new analytical tools on contemporary art, media & communication.