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IAWT launches its new chapter under the title: The State.
Remember, Remember … will be the first in a series of projects exploring the versatile and ambiguous nature of the State. The project will last for one full day and can only be accessible through the website of IAWT (www.inartwetrust.xyz) from 00:01 to 23:59 on December 6, in commemoration of the ten year anniversary after the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on 06.12.2008. The work is based on a sound clip that was accidentally recorded on the day of the killing, exactly ten years ago from a rooftop in Exarcheia, Athens.
The participating artist has requested to remain anonymous.
On 6 December 2008, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old Greek student, was killed by two special officers in Exarcheia district of central Athens. The killing of the young student by the police resulted in large protests and demonstrations, which escalated to widespread rioting, with numerous rioters damaging property and engaging riot police with Molotov cocktails, stones and other objects.
Demonstrations and rioting soon spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki, the country's second-largest city. Outside Greece, solidarity demonstrations, riots and, in some cases, clashes with local police also took place in more than 70 cities around the world, in Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, the Hague, London, Madrid, Nicosia, Paphos, Paris, Rome and Seville and globally from São Paulo, San Francisco and Wellington to Buenos Aires and Siberia. The Media called the rioting "the worst Greece has seen since the restoration of democracy in 1974."
While the unrest was triggered by the shooting incident, commentators described the reactions as expressing deeper causes as well, especially a widespread feeling of frustration in the younger generation about specific economic problems of the country (partly as a result of the global economic crisis), a rising unemployment rate among the young generation and a perception of general inefficiency and corruption in Greek state institutions. (source: Wikipedia)
Concept: Jorgina Stamogianni
Hosted & filtered by IAWT
Warm thanks to Konstantinos Doumpenidis, Haris Raftogiannis, and Dimitris Parthimos
Duration: 06.12.2018, 00:01-23:59
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