Eleni Vlachou, Christina Zacharia, Rallou Karella
Mom, it’s not a phase
Adolescence is a personal matter
If it was an interview, it would be a physical one
And it was
The hidden story you see but not hear
It is that zeimbekiko, that tsifteteli
With Constantina’s John
Your favorite place
Andria’s bathroom, Romano’s rooftop, the school five-day excursion
What you hear
Danae’s walk, Jo’s walk, Evanescence
The school dance
It was there where you were unhappy, where you loved, where you were bored of the sad boys of Pangrati
It is not me who says this, it is you
Using as a methodological tool the physical interview, we collected the adolescent stories of a group of people and compose a collage of teenage memories. We try to remember our favorite places -personal and non-personal – the images and the stories we had forgotten and kept to ourselves, transferring our -then- adolescent introversion to our present bodies.
Our hidden story, our favorite place, our worst place, our dance in the bathroom and the school dance are all experiential situations, which if we recall and incorporate them again now, we realize that we weren’t as lonely as we thought.
Using the interviews’ archive material we set up a visual memory map in the space. It can be your room.
Creation, performance: Eleni Vlachou, Christina Zacharia, Rallou Karella
Visual creation, technical advisor: Katerina Magarini
Site specific performance by new creators