Performance and meditation by artist Angelo Plessas
The Noospheric Society, one of the key project series by Greek artist Angelo Plessas, is a communal space existing both online and offline. For this session, Plessas invites the audience to be momentarily part of the society and to indulge in his overall practice. Following a brief presentation of his broader research, he will guide a meditation ritual in which mobile phones will be used as a mindfulness tool bridging physical and cyber realities. Participants will hopefully meet in an unforeseen dimension, resulting from the interaction and the flow of intercrossing energies. This is seen as a healing process and also an alternative way of using communication devices beyond words and reasoning.
Angelo Plessas lives and works between Athens and Kymi, Greece. His work highlights the ambiguous approach of spirituality with technology delving into a broad set of cosmologies, activating modes of communal inteconnectivity, social relations and identity. Plessas' activities range from rituals to artist residencies; from self-publishing to interactive websites; from quilted sculptures to live-stream events and educational projects. Over the past years, he has organized the annual week-long gatherings of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Experimental Education Protocol in different remote places in the world. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 13th Gwangju Biennale, S. Korea, documenta 14, both in Kassel and Athens, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Onassis-Stegi, DESTE Foundation and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Plessas is the founder of P.E.T. Projects in Athens, a Fulbright alumnus, and he recipient of the 2015 DESTE Prize. He has also edited and published four books about the residencies programmes he organized and directed.
Exhibitions 2022Persones Persons, 8th Biennale Gherdëina, Val di Gardena (IT). 2021Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (KR). 2019Extended Mind, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (UK). 2018 I was raised on the internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (US). 2017Learning from Athens, documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (DE)