The project entitled “...Try again, fail again, fail better” (fragment from a phrase by Samuel Beckett), is an intervention in the open space of Elaiourgio, the home of Aeschylea Festival, where there will be planted 5 acres of wheat fields, all uprooted and hauled from the plain of Thebes, just before the harvest.
The ruins of Elaiourgio, spreading across 17,000 square metres, will breathe into a sea of grain growing, which symbolically refers to the place of worship of the goddess Demeter (goddess of agriculture) and her relation to the secret religious acts of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Illuminated signs and sound installations in vacant buildings, simple breaths of empty space, will enhance the visitor's path through soiled routes and combed wheat reeds. They stand as visual suggestions for all visitors to wander in a controversial, challenging yet optimistic environment.
This is a work, a perceptive and sensorial passage, which takes as starting point the past and questions in what way it predetermines the present and defines the future.
“Because Eleusis”, as the artist says, “has been a ‘Common Locus’ filled by expectations and visions, as the visitors sought to transcend the human measure, human destiny. Yet, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but from the moments that take our breath away.”
Visit the Aeschylea Festival 2013 and enjoy its rich programme which includes exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts and films.
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|Dates: 01/09/2013 – 13/10/2013. Place: Elefsina – Attica. Venue: Elaiourgio, Elefsina seaside. Op. H.: Daily, 18:00 – 23:00|