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yfrontier’s wallet by Matalou at Home

#putin keeps putin himself in power - Tom of Plaka (Rawnston copyright) (at Πλάκα (Plaka))

on 2004 “Russian politicians kiss goodbye to the customary embrace" via The Telegraph

on 2013 “Russian State Duma gives final approval to law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’" via PinkNews

photo depicting “Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker in a fraternal embrace, captured in 1979 during the 30th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic.” via Wikipedia

Athena is Ours #athenspride2013 (at Βουλή των Ελλήνων (Hellenic Parliament Building))

Primal Matter by Dimitris Papaioannou

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Heart-shaped Earth Pt 2 (click here for Pt 1)

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Heart-shaped Earth Pt 1 (click here for Pt 2)

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Heart-shaped Earth a comic by Dimitris Papaioannou

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Primal Matter - Dimitris Papaioannou

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photo by Miltos Athanasiou

Dimitris Papaioannou

Dimitris Papaioannou is a genius of performing arts. It’s one of those cases that if I start describing his work, you’ll exclaim “Ah! That’s him!”. And you admire him!

Although you can read details about his impressive CV on Wikipedia and his personal website, I’ll tell you a few things in my own words; Dimitris Papaioannou is a Greek artist, who studied Fine Arts in Athens, began his career as a visual artist and comic book creator and became internationally acclaimed. Meanwhile he was fond of dancing and he was trained as a dance performer in New York. Since then he created marvellous performances worldwide. His best known work, is as Creative Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ah! Now you know what I’m talking about!

image Dimitris Papaioannou

His latest play is a dance theatre performance in Athens & Epidaurus Festival called “Primal Matter”, where he’s performing along with Michael Theophanous. A nude man and a dressed one, both trying to balance on stage concepts of identity, time and unity. Papaioannou has become a master of narrating through human bodies. There is an almost architectural approach in which his characters relate to each other. You have the chance to see “Primal Matter” during your vacation in Greece this summer.

PRIMAL MATTER / Athens 2013 performances with Dimitris Papaioannou + Michael Theophanous / Trailer Compilation from Dimitris Papaioannou on Vimeo.

Dimitris Papaioannou was generous enough to send me a translated in English version of his comic “Heart-shaped Earth” which was published in 1993 on Greek comic magazine Babel. “Heart-shaped Earth” is the story of a man and the lovers he meets on his travels around the globe.

You can enjoy the clip of “Primal Matter” and the “Heart-shaped Earth” comic, here. You might need to watch/read again these works, just in case you lose your focus. I’m just saying! :)

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Victoria station (at Πλατεία Βικτωρίας (Victoria Square))

Athens <3’s kitsch (at Πλατεία Συντάγματος (Syntagma Square))

Jii-Music - Cellardoor - Blizzard Sun

Inspiration as a collective power - Warmth for Jii

Fate writes weird stories on certain people’s path, like Jii, a self - taught musician on analogue, ambient/dark, drone, experimental noise & Idm tunes. Jii, who’s also a mother of a girl, was diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008. It’s a form of cancer, currently into remission, but might return once the cancer cells are active again.

Jii is now able to work and fund a small health insurance by the state of Minnesota. She had to fight with bureaucracy to get one, because during her illness and recovery she was uninsured. From April 1st she is declared homeless.

The formal aspect of society might have failed to help artists like Jii, but the rest - along with peoples’ hearts - can spontaneously create helping groups, with great results.

Artists, in honour of Jii’s work contributed their beautiful tracks to a digital album, as a fundraiser to help Jii with all her difficulties.

Inspiration is something we share, it brings people together and together we have more power.

You can download the album and help Jii, buying it at 7$ or more if you wish.

Released 22 March 2013

Mastering by Tokee: doperec.com/tokee

Artwork by Peter Nejedly: www.flickr.com/photos/peternejedly/

Source: jii-music.bandcamp.com

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