Crete is a fairly big island in the south east Mediterranean with mountains, lots of history, and much more. This summer I had the opportunity to visit the south east part of Crete. It was just a short trip, which I enjoyed very much. Although these places are so inspiring, this time I did not take many pictures. But it won’t be the last time that I went there. The rare beauty of Xerokampos, the Venetian Villa in Etia and a short stay in Makrigialos were on my list for this little trip.
June 2017 Visual artist and composer Hee-Seung Choi worked on the “public image” of Ida, based on the book of Gertrude Stein and the mountain massive Ida that is located in Crete, while music theater performer Lieneke Pisters continued her research on “Energy” at the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion, Crete.
Another project that took place at the ResidenceSEA in May 2017 and which truly widened my horizon. Transdisciplinary artist Kuo Ying Hsiu, from Taiwan, and a choreographer Yang Liu, from China continued their work on what possibilities dance, choreography and video offer as a tool to analyze local realities and social spheres.
Jørgen Teller from Denmark stayed at the ResidenceSEA in April 2017. Due to the location of the ResidenceSEA, there is the constant sound of the sea entered. This sound entered his dreams, which Jørgen translated into fantastic electronic music, which he performed at the end of his stay at the BlowUp Bar in Heraklion.
In March 2017, Brazilian poet Rafa Carvalho came to the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion. His project is focused on the sea, so we had lots to talk about. At the end of his stay he made an amazing and long performance. Rafa took all of us in the audience on a travel with an old sailor, on a travel of life, on a travel into the stories of the sea. It was a truly beautiful evening.
In February 2017, Łukasz Krupski came to the ResidenceSEA to research on the connection of Greek mythology and contemporary culture. He is a young and very talented sculptor from Warsaw, Poland. After his interactive performance, Spin the Wheel, a nonprofit organization raising money for schools in Africa, presented their project and continued the evening with a great Funk beat party.
Recently, when the winter took a small break, I went with a friend to explore the world as seen from the top of the Venetian Walls in Heraklion. There is so much to see even at night. This will be an ongoing series over the next few months.