Starting with the capture moments from the town of Kavalas through the photographic lens of Anastasios Vogiatzidis, and the motivational strength of the children’s enthusiasm taking part in the constructing musical instruments from recycled materials workshop, by Iraklis Lampadariou, the side action of the 57th Festival of Filippi “Life Steps, human moments” was completed at Πεντακόσια (Pentakosia) of Kavala.
The visitors browsed at the photography exhibition, where the captions had excerpts from different works of literature, by Saita Publications .They were handpicked by the authors, to awaken the emotions and senses.
They were then lead to the “tree of emotions” where they all took turns to convey one single emotion and “dress” it with sounds from within the workshop of constructing musical instruments (tap dancing, xylophone, wand, pluvial, tambourine, drums, guitar, maracas, and the sistrum. While they had the chance to give it color through the workshop of constructing decorations from metal from refreshment caps, by Mary Lampadariou
If there is an interest, the photography exhibition can be accommodated and in other parts or our country. Those who are interested may contact Saita Publications for further information.
The photographs of the action were taken by Diana Seitanidou.
Words from the contributors:
“All people, all countries, and each race carry inside their baggage their own customs, transferred from generation to generation to convey the basis of modalities for a decent living. The Greek people carry inside their baggage civilization, which I think stands as the only solution to these troubled times we are living. Actions like the one yesterday are our answer to passivity, by trying to “enlighten” and fill this world with colors, values and ideas, which will elevate people and give a different “touch” to their daily routine.”
“Everyone is familiar with the outworn saying: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. By purposely limiting the words from the works of the authors, we aim for the whisper of words and the combustion of emotions. Having this as our core, the design for the rest of the actions progressed, with the “protagonists” the guests. I give warm thanks to Thodoris Gonis the Creative Director of ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ Kavalas and of the 57th Festival Filippon, for accommodating our side action at the historical institution, which our town had the honor of hosting”.
Translation: Metaxia Tzimouli