Beyond Human Impulses is a project dedicated to performance art. It was initiated in 2016 in Reykjavik Iceland in collaboration with MENGI, a concert and theatre venue. In less then a year, Beyond Human Impulses has presented over 75 performances and is at present relocating to Athens Greece. The project aims in the future, to create a contemporary space with focus on live art.
Beyond Human Impulses will be presented at an old paper warehouse within the Athens Commercial Triangle. The interior of the building preserves its original characteristics, yet there is nothing left to reveal the previous business. 18 artists participating in Beyond Human Impulses will inline with the contrasts and the diversity of the space. 3 Chrysospiliotissis Street will become a point of departure; the audience is welcome to join. An installation piece uses sound and color to convey transformation, another explores the form and convention of speech and how to mediate the condition of fragility. Some pieces are related to the history of theatre, others embrace on the single act of repetition.
Beyond Human Impulses creates a temporary space where performance work can be realized, discussed, experimented with, and experienced. The diversity of the 18 performance pieces presented from April 13th - April 15th, will definitely intensify polarity, trigger enthusiasm and welcome new interpretations.
Beyond Human Impulses is hosted by Athens Intersection at the Commercial Triangle in cooperation with the Athens Municipality. The building of 3 Chrysospiliotissis Street which has been temporarily granted by the Hatzikonstas Foundation, has been given to the public after 17 years thanks to the Commercial Triangle, which aims to revive the area. The program of the municipality of Athens is supported by an exclusive donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) with the cooperation of the Athens Partnership.
Athens Intersection is curated by Georg Georgakopoulos, coordinated by Fotini Kapiris, and the Performance series is curated by Thanos Vovolis.
This project was kindly supported by
The Icelandic Visual Art Fund
The Icelandic Art Centre