IOANNA SAKELLARAKI

Greece

Lives and works in Brussels and London

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The Truth is in the Soil

10h > 18h - Open everyday

Présentation

The Mani peninsula in Greece is home to a tradition of ritual lament that dates back to ancient times. Considered an art, ‘’moirologia’’ (Fate Songs) can be traced to the choirs of the Greek tragedies, and over the centuries it became a profession exclusive to women. Today in the Mani peninsula live some of the last professional mourners of Greece. Between performance and staged emotion, I aim to look at how the work of mourning contextualises modern regimes of looking, reading, and feeling with regards to the subject of death in Greece today.