We are pleased to announce the opening of the installation “Upon the Earth Under the Clouds” by Danae Stratou, that will be presented from June to October 2017 at the Old Oil Mill of Eleusis, within the context of Aisxylia Festival 2017.
Upon the Earth Under the Clouds is a large-scale site-specific installation conceived for the Old Mill and the city of Eleusis. Using water and soil as its core materials and ceramic pots as its dominant morphological feature, the work enters into a dialogue with the rich history of Eleusis, from antiquity to the long industrial history of the city and its present-day structure. Woven into its narrative are the myth of Demeter and Persephone, mortality, the notion of voyaging, the existential quest for a destination, and migration, not only as a defining feature of the city’s history, but also as a repeated historical occurrence.
Opening: Friday 9 June at 20:00, Free Entrance
Duration: 9 June – 30 July & 19 August – 15 October
Visiting Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
*During the festival’s music events, the installation will be open until 20:30.
Palaio Elaiourgeio (Old Oil Mill) Eleusis
Visit information: www.aisxylia.gr