Scenographic experiment by Olga Ntenta
“Tragedy slows things down by confronting us with what we do not know about ourselves: an unknown force that unleashes violent effects on us on a daily, indeed often minute-by-minute basis.” (Critchley 2019)
“The body is outside itself, in the world of others, in a space and time it does not control, and it not only exists in the vector of these relations, but as this very vector.” (Butler 2009)
Finding parallels between what the Ancient Greeks called “fate” and what Butler describes as “the world of others”, we explore generic meanings of the myth of Oedipus, in contemporary terms via Butler’s concept. We use the idea of the costume as a metaphor for all those “others” that control the human and that are at the same time affected by it. In practice, we use materials that restrict the body and by moderating experimental scenographic practices, we allow interactions to happen through which we explore the notion of “the precarious”.
World Stage Design, Calgary Canada (2022)
Our Festival 8, Athens, Rematia Theatre (2022)
18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Futuretro” (2022)
CRITICAL COSTUME 2020 Conference and Exhibition, Oslo National Academy of Arts (2020)
BRUNEL LAW CONFERENCE 2020, “Climate emergencies” and the litigation, sustainability and migration challenges that stem therefrom, Brunel University London (2020)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, guest performance, London (2020)
UAL Central Saint Martins Work in Progress Festival, London (2020)
UAL Central Saint Martins MISC Festival, London (2020) – cancelled due to Covid 19.
Created by Olga Ntenta
Costume Design: Olga Ntenta
Sound Design: Fanis Sakellariou, Olga Ntenta
Performers for OF 8: Daphne Patsourakou, Fanis Sakellariou
Performers for WSD: Olga Ntenta, Fanis Sakellariou
Performers for 18th ADAF: Anthi Theofilidi, Maro Petli, Reject_001 aka LEX Performer, Ervis Likmeta
Performers for UAL CSM & RCSSD: Aziza Kadyri, Fanis Sakellariou
Filming: Yiannis Papoutsis
World Stage Design 2022, Our Festival 8, 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Futuretro”, CRITICAL COSTUME 2020 Conference and Exhibition, Oslo National Academy of Arts, BRUNEL LAW CONFERENCE 2020, “Climate emergencies” and the litigation, sustainability and migration challenges that stem therefrom, Brunel University London.