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'Sensations – Emotional Realism' By Augusta Atla
Performance Visual Theatre / at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
The Danish visual artist, Augusta Atla, in her visual performance “Sensations – Emotional Realism” with Polyxeni Aklidi and Nikos Branidis, combines a scenographic realism, a visual expressionism and a pictorial symbolism in order to talk about love experience, collective history and emotional inner life. Her performance can be taken as a psychological narrative.
She inspires by the stance that the body is our memory bank of thousands of years of human behavior, culture and knowledge. She believes that we can use the sensitivity of our body for refreshing our mind in a world that explodes from sensations. And as William Blake notes: "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite".
Few Words about the Artist
Augusta Atla is a visual artist born in 1979, Copenhagen, DK. She was educated in London between 2003-2007 and she is graduated with the degree BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and MA Art History & Theory at ΑΑ School, Architectural Association. London UK. Between the years 2003-2013, she lived and worked in London (UK), New York (USA), Rome (IT), Venice(IT), Athens (GR), Milan (IT) and Paris (FR) according to travel awards, exhibitions and/or productions of art.
Augusta Atla has exhibited her artwork, she has presented her performances broadly in EU and USA and she has given many lectures in Academies, Foundations and Galleries. Augusta Atla’s artwork has been bought by major public and private art collections (e.g. Horsens Kunstmuseum).
The travel and production of her artwork have been entirely sponsored by private funding, private companies, The Danish Art Council and various cultural institutions. After her studies (2007-present), Augusta Atla lives either by selling her artwork or by winning grants and sponsorships.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 21:00
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Piraeus 206, Tavros, Athens
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