March 19 − April 18, 2015
Filippos Tsitsopoulos / Kage - Where K For Kott
Eleftheria Tseliou gallery presents the solo show of artist Filippos Tsitsopoulos 'Kage - Where K For Kott'. The show opens on Thursday, March 19 and will be on display until April 18, 2015.
The project 'Kage - Where K For Kott' is a tribute to the renowned Polish theater theorist, Jan Kott. The project consists of a series of live performances / interventions and theatric monologues based on Kott’s writings, Shakespeare Our Contemporary & Theatre Of Essence. The performances took place and were filmed in public spaces and art venues in London including Tate Modern, the Serpentine Galleries, The Whitechapel Gallery, and Frieze Art Fair. These performances deal with the fantastic aspect of the daily life of the protagonist Mr. Kott, a character inspired by the life and the work of the famous theoretician. Filippos Tsitsopoulos is exploring elements of Kott’s complex work in juxtaposition to his own personal experience and memories of his childhood, while being the son of a theatrical actor himself. The whole project aims to reinvent Kott’s fantastic life in London, as for the title of the project, it derives from the work of Kafka ‘A Cage In Search of A Bird. The ‘Kage –Where K For Kott’ project was implemented with the support of The Serpentine Galleries, The Whitechapel Gallery, Frieze art, Tate Modern, Chelsea Theater, Kingston University, Artsadmin, Colchester Arts Theater, among others.
Translation of excerpts of texts by Sozita Goudouna in English for ‘Kage – Where K For Kott’ project.
Project Production: Filippos Tsitsopoulos and Sonia Arias