Terra Insola

Terra Insola
is a collective enterprise of scientific storytellers, speculative archeologists, regenerative engineering, deviant-mythologists and dirty-physiologist exploring the mythic figure of Ariadne as an archetype of a modern feminist, living within a suspended time between two stages of her life, in the time between her relationships with Theseus to Dionysus, between the macho-man and the alcoholic.


     She is bound by a daytime routine and her perpetual commitment to a machine, releasing herself from all constraints and achieving self-sufficiency. In desexualizing her innate nature she reaches a degree of serenity and ‘ataraxy’. She lives in an idyllic biotope without context or reference, extracting fluid sap from the eucalyptus tree that sustains her nourishment in an anthroposophic exchange, and mixes her physiological substances (such as urine) with the earth that surrounds her to secrete ceramic for the structure that shelters and interlaces her. The structure itself is a metaphor of an endlessness creation, an architectural process that emerges within an infinite loop. The myriad of spiraling mazes and glazed clay components that wrap her body and her mind are developed by and with a machine tamed and domesticated by Ariadne to extend her desires and construct her needs in a reflexive, affective and contingent agenda. La “Demoiselle”, the nickname she gave to her “productive” pet seems to engage an intertwined, co-dependent relationship that emerges from sympathy to empathy.

     Ariadne is a woman divided by the pathology of multiple personality disorder, haunted by the echoes of her mythic past and her involuntary landing within the Schengen trap.

When she lands, the barrier of Schengen was already since a long time considered as a fortress. Nobody  remember exactly when this fence became for European citizen their own jail… inversing the preliminary reason of its constitution, to protect them against the world… but appearing contradictorily as an historical illusion.

In this a political and ideological island, Ariadne appeared with two identities, the one who escapes from inside, embracing with her friendly “Demoiselle” a topological inversion, as an infinite fortressless animism, to protest emotionally against the contradiction, the absurdity of the situation, and the other trapped in a postindustrial location, crossing zombified human hostage of alienated Fordism tasks rhythmed by mute, dumb machinism.

Chania-Naxos becomes the location of Ariadne’s own schizophrenia simultaneously releasing and congealing herself from her state of limbo.

The Location of the event is an existing “fortress” in Chania, an abandoned Venetian walled zone of 15 meters high in the middle of the city, inaccessible… Ariadne takes refuge inside this no man’s land, ignored by the people living around… there, she could re-invent, as an utopia the routine of her freedom…but just in the middle of the European Union “Protectorate”.


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Δημιουργική ομάδα Terra Insola αρχιτεκτόνων, κατασκευαστών, συγγραφέων, μηχανικών ρομποτικής,σκηνοθετών:

Kαθηγητές  / Crew: Camille Lacadee, Danielle Willems, Lydia Kallipoliti, Francois Roche, Ezio Blasetti, Stephan Henrich, Andreas Theodoris, Johnny Boquet-Boone, Cecil Barnes, Danielle Griffo, Hasti Valipour Goudarzi, Gary Edwards, Martin Lodman, Maximiliam Lauter, Melodie Yashar, Shalini Amin, Pierre Bourdareau, George Avramides, George Louras, Jonathan Requillo, Αλεξάνδρα Σαράντη, Raquel Sanchis Ulacia, Luis Felipe Paris, Robinson Strong, Kim Se Hyun, Λεωνίδας Λεονίδου, και Lorenzo Villagi. Τοπικοί συνεργάτες υπήρξαν οι Γιάννης Αποστολόπουλος, Άγγελος Θεοδωρίδης, Ματθαίος Λιοδάκης, Γιάννης Παπατάκης, Δημήτρης Μαριδάκης, Νίκος Γεωργιαδάκης, Αθανασία Ζώτου, Μαρία Φουράκη, Δημήτρης Ξενάκης, Αχιλλέας Παπακώστας, Θοδωρής Παπαδουλάκης, Αλέξης Κουβαριτάκης, Γιώργος Καλλιγέρης, Αλέξανδρος Βαζάκας, Ζέτα Χρυσαφάκη, Αλέξανδρος Μηχαηλίδης, Αναστασία Τζιγκουνάκη, Νατάσα Αποστολάκη, Πετρουλάκης Αντώνης, Παντελής Πετσετάκης, Παναγιώτης Σημαντηράκης, Δημήτρης Μιχελογιάννης, Κυριάκος Παπαδάκης, Ρούλα Οικονομάκη και η ηθοποιός Κική Ριζου.

Συνδιοργανωτές: Columbia University [GSAPP, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation], ΣΑΔΑΣ ΠΕΑ- Τμήμα Χανίων, ‘Eνωση Ξενοδόχων Νομού Χανίων, Οικονομικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδος-Τμήμα Δυτικής Κρήτης, Περιφέρεια Κρήτης- Περιφεριακή Ενότητα Χανίων, Πνευματικό Κέντρο Χανίων, 28η Εφορεία Βυζαντινών Αρχαιοτήτων, Περιφερειακό Ταμείο Ανάπτυξης Κρήτης










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