Choreography is a transformational dance of cyclically placed, ritualistic words, around an imaginary, anti-Babel mountainous surface. Circles have long been associated with unity, wholeness, and infinity. These qualities are essential for a radical societal transformation to a ‘green’, humanist future of ‘love and science’, calling us to action, to enable a solution to the Climate Crisis and the greatest inequalities of our time. The Tower of Babel narrative has presented a world of linguistic chaos. Choreography, instead, envisages a place where people come together despite of their differences. The cyclical way of reading (and/or performing) the ritual is a subtle statement on teamwork; everyone has a role to play for societal transformation – and especially those who can speak, need to speak for those who can’t. We can (and should) change for good.
About the Artist
Konstantinos Papacharalampos works in poetry, performance, installation and regeneration, focusing on mutating futures. He is the author of four poetry books including Exchange: a neo-futurist idiom mapping (Hesterglock Press 2020). His work has been translated in German and Russian, exhibited at MOMus/ Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece) and the Poetry Society (UK), performed for the European Poetry Festival at Austrian Cultural Forum London, and featured in anthologies including Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins 2015), Dichtung mit Biss (Freie Universität Berlin: Romiosini/ CeMoG 2018) and Writing Utopia 2020 (Hesterglock Press 2020). His performance Odysseus, give me a like premiered at the 62nd Philippi Festival.