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GLOBAL CIVIL WAR | Theatre (2012)

"Global Civil War" was the intro video of the theater performance “I Die like a Country” directed by Tasos Sagris and produced by The Institute for Experimental Arts. Athens, Greece 2012

"I DIE LIKE A COUNTRY" of D. Dimitriadis 

Or the past, the present and the future of a collapsing society; 

Direction:  Tassos Sagris

Starring :  Sissy Doutsiou, Sofia Stavrakaki, Alkistis Polychroni, Danai Nikolaidi 

Multi Media:  Void Optical Art Laboratory | Venus Melena | A.Kafetzi | M. Gounelas

Sound Environments: G. Kouvaras 

Music excerpts: Mogwai, Sigur Ross, Slowdive, God Speed ​​You Black Emperor

The play  "I DIE LIKE A COUNTRY" by Dimitris Dimitriadis  from the   Institute [Experimental Arts]  directed by  Tasos Sagris, is a careful and thorough record of the total collapse of a society. After "a thousand years" of constant inequality, exploitation, economic crisis and war interrupted by short breaks of false abundance and artificial peace, the meaning of human coexistence and social life collapses forever. The conflict between the dominant forces of conservation and the desperate efforts to rejuvenate society is reaching its limit. Then women lose their ability to have children, life loses its power to reproduce. This has the direct effect of mutating the social fabric to such an extent that the "Country" collapses with a wave of destruction and mass murder that shakes the foundations of history. Every institution is destroyed by the inhabitants of the country, everything suddenly becomes unknown and threatening, life becomes a death trap. A few years later, and when everything has changed and there is nothing left of life as we knew it, four heroines of different ages (present, past and future) describe to us the story of the end of a society, the end of a "Country", the frightening ending of an era that may be our time…  

"(…) Anyone who has not seen people die pounded by an invisible hand in the streets can not understand what it means and what is the death of a country.

But also to face the total death of a society is equivalent to exhausting the whole life. But the life of the day… All these sacrifices and works and the golden light of the day. Because behind the light of day lies the life of the night… The dark desires and the illegal plans, the acts against the regime and everything that is taken for granted, the destructive power of the disruption of the social contexts, the cries of rage and madness . No one can understand the end of a society if he does not first understand the History of its night… The country, apart from the enemy troops and the conflicting economic interests, is surrounded by the intangible but resilient grid of horrific disorders of its inhabitants. Now, all of them have seen with their own eyes the rotten marrow in the bones of their earth. The marrow of the Country rotted… .I hate this Country…. He ate my guts. I do not want to be a Country. I am no longer human. Neither are you human anymore.

She took it all from us όμως But what will be left of her when there is nothing left of us? My body has taken on its dimensions. I have her fate in me. I am dying like a country… ”  

The Institute for Experimental Arts / The Institute for Experimental Arts  is a platform for creative expression and research in the fields of theater, visual performance, multi media installations, poetic performance and Art theory. The Institute being an open meeting of poets-writers, directors, actors, technicians / performers, performance artists, photographers, visual arts artists and analysts of contemporary Art, media and communication aims to create situations, submit interpretive and educational work , the cultivation of radical theory / artistic practice and communication with a wider social body that will transcend the barriers and constraints of the dominant commodity and regime culture.

The Institute of Experimental Arts appeared in Athens in 2011 with the play  "The Slaves" by Jean Genet

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