And For The Rest (Athens)

Poster Series

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Images: © Tim Etchells

For this version of his poster project And For The Rest (originally presented in Brussels for KunstenFestivalDesArts), Etchells selected fragments from a series of interviews with residents of Athens, who for one reason or another are excluded from the voting process.

From children of all ages to asylum seekers, migrants and refugees, participants in the project were asked about their wishes, needs, demands and hopes for the future, focusing on what they would like to change. Taking short texts from the interviews (conducted as part of the project by Georgia Mavragani and Phaedra Tsalababouni), Etchells creates interventions in the city which are at the same time mysterious, confronting, poetic and thought-provoking. From the fantastical and implausible, to simple and concrete political demands, the statements on posters in stark black and white give an insight into the wishes of people usually held outside the public discussion. What do they wish to change for themselves and those around them? What are the things that come to their minds when they think about their lives in Athens?

And For The Rest (Athens) was commissioned and produced by Fast Forward Festival 3.


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