Last month, we went out to Athens to be resident at the totally ace Bios for a week, to start researching Steady State. We’ve written about what we did and discovered during the residency, for Caravan, who not only stumped up the cash money to get us out there, but were also the platform which introduced us and our work to Gabriella Triantafyllis from Bios.
You can read that blog here.
And we’ve just done an interview with the British Council about it, which is up on the BC Drama & Dance blog.
It was an incredibly productive week. It’s really hard to fully describe the effect of kickstarting work on a new piece in a different city and culture. It makes for different anchors immediately. Huge thanks to Gabriella and the team at Bios for inviting us to take a leap with them.
Here’s a few photos from our week in Athens. This is Bios:
Setting up for interviews. We met with some incredible thinkers including politicians, speechwriters, property developers and urban activists:
We went out to make field recordings. It’s a big ole city:
Bios is a completely flexible space. It was reconfigured 3 times whilst we were in residence, which became like an oblique strategy for thinking about space:
Graffiti intervenes everywhere in Athens:
The Acropolis. Imagine the conversations they were having up there about money, politics, freedom, 2500 years ago: