The 3rd Arts Festival of Samos – East End | Samos, 2022

The 3rd Arts Festival of Samos – East End

Organised by: Photonisos Arts & Culture N-P.C.S.

Co-organized by” the Municipality of West Samos

Supported by: the Aegean University and Culture Directorate of the Municipality of Piraeus

Project Participation: The Globalising Wall

Provatari Building

Karlovasi Port, Samos, Greece, 2022

Danae Stratou participated with the video installation The Globalising Wall at the Photonisos Arts & Culture N-P.C.S. organized by the 3rd East End – Samos Arts Festival, which will took place on the island of Samos from July 20 to September 20, 2022.

The festival, was dedicated to the 100 years since the Asia Minor Disaster in 1922, and was held in selected areas of the city of Karlovasi as well as the villages: Kontakeika, Konteika, Lekka, Hydroussa, Kallithea and Ormos Marathokampou.

Abou the Project:

CYPRUS: GREEN LINE | KOSOVO: NORTH-SOUTH MITROVICA | N. IRELAND: BELFAST | ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: BADME | WEST BANK- PALESTINE: WALL | INDIAN-PAKISTANI ADMINISTERED KASHMIR: LINE OF CONTROL | MEXICO-USA: BORDER FENCE

Walls have a longstanding relation both with liberty from fear and subjugation to another’s will. After 1945, walls acquired an unprecedented determination to divide. They spread like a bushfire from Berlin to Palestine, from the tablelands of Kashmir to the villages of Cyprus, from the Korean peninsula to the streets of Belfast. When the Cold War ended, we were told to expect their dismantling. Instead, they are growing taller, more impenetrable, longer. They leap from one continent onto the next. They are globalising. From the West Bank to Kosovo, from the gated communities of Egypt to those of California, from the killing fields of old Ethiopia to the US-Mexico borders, a seamless wall is meandering its way, both physically and emotionally, on the planet’s surface. Its spectre is upon us.

Yanis Varoufakis