Date(s) - 15/05/2017 - 16/05/2017
10:00 - 21:00
The artist Nikhil Chopra presents on the 15th and 16th of May the performance Drawing a Line through Landscape (Part 2: On the Road) at Ioannina in collaboration with the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina
Nikhil Chopra participates in the international exhibition Documenta 14 that was inaugurated in Athens on April 8th. Nikhil Chopra has just completed his 60 hours long performance for documenta 14 in Athens. Enclosed in a shop on Archemedeous 15 he made drawings of the endless sea using mud and water as his medium. This was Part I of the durational performance “Drawing a Line through Landscape’.
After emerging from the muddy sea, Nikhil Chopra takes on Part 2 of the performance. This time he will make his way by road through Europe from Athens to Kassel from the 13th of May to the 8th of June 2017. He will pitch his mobile room in city squares, abandoned villages and the wilderness, stopping at each location to make drawings on the walls of his tent. Each location also presents it self with an original song that is sung to a prerecorded tune. Each location offers new collaborations with local and home-based artists.
The first stop for the second part of the performance will be in Ioannina, where he will perform a part of the project in the Domboli area on May 15th and 16th in collaboration with the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina.
Eventually Nikhil will complete his performance during the inauguration of Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany at the platform of the old train station Hauptbahnhof with a series of large drawings that will be sewn together and draped to create one continuous panoramic drawing.
While searching for what we all have in common and art being a language that connects us all, the question that he is in search of is,
“In the mode of a nomad, will performance realize its potential to transform; spaces, places, people and the self? The answer lies in the moment.”
Duration: The perfomance in Ioannina will start on Monday May 15th at 10.00 and it will be continuous until its end on Tuesday May 16th at sunset. The public will be able to visit the space of the old University of Ioannina student residences at Dompoli at any time of the duration of the performance.
Performance interventions in
-Sofia by Ivo Ivan
-Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh
-Budapest by Ivan Angelus and Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy
Costume Design– Loise Braganza
Set Design– Aradhana Seth
Film– Sophie Winqvist
Song Writer– Gautam Sharma
Music– Ranjit Arapurkal
Driver– Stephen Frick
Documentation– Madhavi Gore
Project Assistant– Shaira Sequeira
Project Supported by Documenta 14, Piramal Art Foundation, Payal and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal
Project Partners– University of Ioannina, Department of Fine Arts; Tsarino Foundation; Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival; Atelie Plastelin, Sofia; Old School Art Residency, Gorna Lipnitsa; Tancskola, Budapest; Bridgeguard Residency, Sturovo; Apart Collective, Bratislava.