Konstantinos Doumpenidis

Visual Artist and Creative Director
Live and work in Athens, Greece 

Creative Director of Juicer Studio
Part of Esto Association


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L' Autre Europe avec Jean

EMERGENCY, Vevey - Switzerland
June, 2018

This project was realised during the artist-in-residence program “Emergency” in Vevey, ​​Switzerland. It focuses on the contribution of Ioannis (Jean) Kapodistrias to the reconstruction of Europe after the French Revolution and the system of ideas he introduced, thus contributing to Switzerland's independence and the establishment of the Constitution of Neutrality, based on ancient Greek democratic principles. The Kapodistrian vision for a Europe of freedom, self-determination of peoples, equality and autonomy of states, protection of human rights, general disarmament and the active role of citizens for a true democracy, has been shaken. Through the installation I created using the flag of the European Union and incorporating ancient elements into it, I would like to draw attention to the need for a re-examination of those factors that break the national fantasy, and to transfer the viewer to a state of dream archeology. Ancient Greece is not promoted as a paradigm, but is proposed to be treated as a hybrid between the past and the future, according to which the new Europe can be reshaped. Europe's future may come from the past, based on the ideas of direct democracy, autonomy, self-determination and self-government.

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