We have only
one sea to swim,
one land to inhabit,
one dead person to grieve for.
No matter how many oceans we split
No matter how many countries we divide
No matter how many victims we kill
They will be only pieces
of one body.
The Bride of Thermaicus* / The Project
A realization journey from ourselves to ourselves
My project includes a series of street live art performances in Thessaloniki and Gothenburg. Its subject is the Crisis in Europe (financial, cultural, social, ethical) and some relevant phenomena such as violence, immigration and alienation. Its methodological core consists of collective silent walks in an artivistic perspective.
* The gulf of Thessaloniki. In the past the city was given the name the Bride of Thermaicus from which the creation of my central character was inspired, the walker – a symbol of the citizens’ soul.
Valentina Paraskevaidou is a director, actress, poet, theatre teacher and founding member of the Artistic Company SourLiBooM. She studied Psychology (BA) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Theatre Directing (MA) (University of Essex, UK & GITIS University, Russia).