Post-European Rage Room
Performance & pop-up exhibition by UN P R 18T (Un.Processed Realities) in collaboration with Filippos Raskovic
14 -17 October 2021
Performance & Soft Opening on Thursday 14 October, at 7 pm
Friday- Saturday 6 to 9 pm
Sunday 2 to 5 pm
The various narratives of European philosophy and Reason, as well as the overwhelming efforts of constructing a geographically based European identity, are crumbling down. Our generation is facing the end of Ratio-Reason and Europe has missed its chance of creating the foundations for a better living. Closed borders, walls, a collapsing European Union, the targeting and marginalisation of states and social groups, with the outbreak of the pandemic as the peak: a rise in the utilisation of science for political reasons, encroachment of human rights, a culture in a coma are some of the examples of the political, economical and humanitarian crisis that Europe is experiencing. Furthermore, a crisis of collective fantasy and of our ability to think of a different future is unfolding.
The fossilised classic symbols of Europe remain unchanged, untouchable taboos carrying a stagnant meaning. Their historical legitimisation, resting on a pedestal that rises high above and far away from the present, obstructs any kind of dialogue with the present and the future.
Post-European Rage Room is a sculptural and sound installation that will be activated through a performative event on 14 October , and will remain on display until October 17. The installation functions as a representation of a structural element; a pillar with monumental aesthetics, historical references and transmutations. This element will be gradually transformed into archaeological debris, after the destruction of the pillar with the help of the visitors/participants.
After taking a short quiz, tokens in the shape of EU stars will be given to each visitor, which can be then exchanged for the amount of time and the tool that they want to use in order to destroy the pillar and the symbols which lay hidden inside of it. The design of the objects-symbols that constitute the installation, is the result of an automatic process of production of signified symbols without meaning, thus rendering design into a tool for the reproduction of stereotypical predetermined copies. The destruction of the objects-symbols becomes an organic procedure, as it takes place inside a space that is transformed into a “rage room”.
UN P R 18T (Un.Processed Realities) is a design studio, based between Athens and Tinos island, Greece. It was founded in 2018 by Niki Danai Chania & Dimitris Tampakis. Their motivation derives from common questions about the operation of the established system of production and exploitation of matter, around the culture of design, the consumer habits, the perception of reality, creation and destruction. Each of UN P R 18T’s works emerges as a ‘side-effect’ of the process, and not as an end in itself. It is a result of anthropological, sociological and geographical observation. Through their research, concepts, and visual communication, UN P R 18T aim to strengthen critical tools, both their own and each person’s engaged in their projects. unprocessedrealities.com
Filippos Raskovic (b. 1994, Athens) is a composer based in Athens. His work creates a sonic world; accidental and composed, recognisable and unexpected all at the same time. As a composer, he often creates interdisciplinary works in close collaboration with visual artists. In 2021 he co-produced the performative installation “Echo Chambers” in collaboration with artist Dimitris Tampakis, during FUGA residency in Spain. In 2019 he co-founded KRAMA music festival, bringing together free improvisation, contemporary classical and experimental electronic music. In 2020, he self-released his first album “gentle presence''. This autumn he will perform at Fylkingen, during Stockholm Jazz Festival 2021. raskovicfilippos.com
Please note: 2G rule applies to this event. At the entrance you will be asked to present proof of full vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19.