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“Take back the Greek streets, with art” — new film by Ross Domoney

Take back the Greek streets, with art. from Ross Domoney on Vimeo.

As part of Athens fringe festival, a bus full of artists hits Athenian neighbourhoods as well as central districts. The idea is to encourage people to take back their squares with colourful forms of art. Activities like this would encourage people to gather, provoking discussion on how to take action against harsh cuts, that are being pushed amongst many spheres of Greek society. I could not help but smile filming this, in a city that has had all too much of a dark climate recently.

4 Comments

  1. rene wrote:

    thanks

    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:52 am | Permalink
  2. JackCommon wrote:

    “When art, become independent, depicts its world in dazzling colors, a moment of life has grown old and it cannot be rejuvenated with dazzling colors… The greatness of art begins to appear only at the dusk of life.” – Debord.
    Let’s paint over the cracks in this dying world: art – the representation of life repressing life’s true expression in riots, strikes, and sex…

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  3. rebetiko wrote:

    is it really constructive to dance in front of a MacDonalds ?
    the good thing is that I dont even have to imagin the situation, its right in the video! ridiculous…

    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Permalink
  4. JackCommon wrote:

    Georgios Neris in this video says, whilst people dance outside an intact Macdonalds (and elsewhere): “…Getting out in the streets, not in the way they did last year but in a way that would be constructive….In a way that they would be optimistic and they will hold the hands of the person sitting next to them and they would try to do something about the situation…people will become more optimistic just by talking… in the sense that they are guided not that they’re outside there just for burning or whatever – they are there because they want to be there and because they want to do things about the other people.”

    This guy is an “artistic director” – he wants people to be “guided”.

    Fuck art! Fuck directors! Fuck do-guiders! Fuck this nicey-nicey hippy bollocks!

    Why is this puerile patronising worse-than-useless crap given space on this usually good and interesting site?

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

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