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farasi.zine #01

issue 01 / Winter 2024

Guest editor and Design: Stamatis Schizakis
Along with Nikos Arvanitis’ work A Thousand Sounds from Mount Ida

The first, last and everlasting Psiloritis Biennale is an ideal artistic event with real works, known though through improvised catalogues, since no one can attend an exhibition on the inaccessible mountain top, even if there would be an invitation. Like a concert that nobody attended, but became known through recordings, the works that are placed or materialized on the trails and on the mountaintop are being recorded for the purpose of being presented by a publication that, at least in the beginning, circulates from hand to hand.

The most recent project implemented in the context of the Biennale is Nikos Arvanitis'A Thousand Sounds from Mount Ida, and it involves a cassette that, with its two sides and its case, constitutes a threefold treatment of the natural landscape and its technical mediation. The choice of the cassette as a recording medium is made with the aim of referring back to technologies of itinerant recording and listening, while inevitably referring to practices of music sharing/distribution through open, amateur and pirate models of music and artistic content distribution.

Through the hybrid fanzine Farasi, the First, last and everlasting Biennale of Psiloritis distributes a work freely for reproduction and listening. You download both sides of the cassette from the corresponding QR codes and copy them onto a sixty-minute cassette (if you can find one). You cut out half the issue and fold it to make the cover. Have a good listening.

#01_φαράσιfarasi_01 (2024) UTH for reading

#01_φαράσιfarasi_01 (2024) UTH for printing

Nikos Arvanitis (Athens, 1979) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, A and at the MFA course "Public Art and new artistic Strategies" at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, DE with scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He was awarded the first prize on the "ZeitGenosse Schiller" competition for public art, Weimar, DE, 2005, was nominated for the "5th DESTE Prize" of the DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR, 2007, and has received the 2nd Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens, 2009. In 2014 he was Artist in Residence at Kunstlerhaus Saltzamt, Linz, Austria. Arvanitis co-founded the artist-duo Barking Dogs United with Naomi Tereza Salmon in 2005. Since 2018 he has been working as a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine Arts of the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Stamatis Schizakis (Heraklion, 1980) works since 2005 as an art historian and curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.


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