Athens Residency

From the 6th til the 20th of May we took part in FAVELABs ONE PLUS ONE residency...

Late walks

20th of May
saying good-bye

The Ancient Agora

19th of May


An Artist Walk and Open Air Photography show through Exarcheia
Saturday 18 Μay, 7 p.m. + Sunday 19 May, 12.00 p.m.
Silke Storjohann + Kathrine Nielsen, an artist duo from Hamburg, uses photography as a means to trigger thoughts and associations. In their Athens series, Storjohann and Nielsen turn Exarcheia - a down town Athens neighborhood known for its intellectuals and artists scene, as well as for the destructrive 2008 riots - into an "art field" to transplant their photographic impressions of Athens and Eleusina and provoke curiosity, surprise, confusion, dialogue.
The Open Air show "Through Athens" reflects the rich historical and social stratification of Greece's capital and the early 20h century flaneur movement which turned the own vicinity into an object of anthropological exploration. The show exists as long as it is discovered or even "rearranged" by its visitors, for it remains unprotected from wind, rain, human intervention or appropriation. The photographs - in various sizes and print qualities - are placed in unconventional places: cafe's, bookstores, shops, house entrances, columns or are part of the huge wall collage made of revolutionary posters and concert programmes, which is a distinctive feature of the visual language of Exarcheia.
The artists walk with the public through the places of the show and outline their own tourist-free labyrinth of Athens' most controversial neighborhood. "Through Athens" can also be read as a punk or rebellious challenge against the institutional classification and evaluation. Freedom lives on the road! The anarchists' slogan echoes the spirit of the show.
Silke Storjohann + Kathrine Nielsen are Artists In Residence at the ONE+ONE/FaveLAB residency programme. FaveLAB is an interdisciplinary platform and art lab based in Athens/Greece.

The Akropolis

15th of May

Park of the torn Stone

14th of May

Sunday Edition

12th of May

the green

Academy of Plato
and Oedipus Hill, Kolonos

the urban

Athens - Dafni - Eleusina

10th of May
On the trail of death and resurrection.

For two thousand years Eleusina, a farmers' community close to Athens, was the spiritual capital of the Greek-Roman world. The cult of Demeter and Persephone - Mother and Daughter – celebrated the establishment of human settlements and agriculture, the cycle of nature and life, the preparation and sharing of food, and gave a metaphysical explanation for the soul's destiny after death.
Many elements of the Eleusinian cult - its sacred architecture, objects, rituals, teachings – were taken over by Christianity after the decline of the ancient faith, thus becoming a vital part of Europe's spiritual heritage and cultural language.

For two thousand years, initiates joined hands, danced together and drank the kykeon behind the walls of the protective Sanctuary, celebrating the victory of civilization over the hybris of inflated egos.
In our days, Eleusina stands for the urgent need to reconsider dead-end patterns for growth, adopt sustainable development strategies and abolish acute inequality and misery which breeds ignorance, hate ideologies and war.

Text by Loukia Richards

Kolonaki - Benaki Museum

9th of May
Riches of the past and present

Exarchia - National Archeological Museum

7th and 8th of May
Discovering the neighboorhood


2nd til 6th of May