H(E)AVENS

H(E)AVENS

H(E)AVENS – A four-day festival on the role of private foundations in the field of culture ≡ Athens, 7-10 December 2023

Between Presence & Absence

Between Presence & Absence

Responding to the invitation of the curator of the exhibition “outraged by pleasure”, Nadja Argyropoulou, LALA presents an event-collage of spoken word, video and performance, based on memory/forgetting, fragments, archives and dreams, with an emphasis on queer trauma, personal loss and the outsider footnotes of history. The event is dedicated to the memory of activist and drag performer Zackie Oh and queer filmmaker and performer Jack Smith. It is also the culmination and final event of the first curatorial phase / first cycle in the story of LALA.

Candle-lit Concert for Zackie Oh by Alexandros Drosos

On September 20, on the eve of the five-year anniversary since Zackie Oh’s murder, LALA will lower its colourful neon lights for a spiritual candlelight evening, where we will listen to Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt’s minimalist, meditative composition Canto Ostinato performed live by Alexandros Drosos, pianist, composer and researcher of Ten Holt’s work. Canto […]

Real/Fake/Drag/Meat – Sophia Efstathiou & Chicks on Speed

If drag exposes the performativity/artificiality of gender can plant-based meats produce new definitions of ‘realness’ when it comes to food? Learning from queer and feminist politics, Real/Fake/Drag/Meat messes with definitions of ‘natural’ and ‘fake’ while maintaining a playful attitude. LALA presents the artistic research collaboration between Chicks on Speed and the project MEATigation, led by […]

Pop Mortem by April Sparks

Sound artist, lyricist and performer April Sparks invites you to a sonic ritual, an identity purification through an obsessive dissection of the modern Greek song, a reconsideration of pop music. Fragmentary lyrics are reused, remixed, re-executed and April, the cruelest month, is deconstructed. *April Sparks has collaborated professionally as a lyricist in english with Georges […]

Tribute to Carolee Schneemann

ΛΑΛΑ and the Perverts Cine Club (PCC) proudly present a tribute night to the goddess of multimedia performance art, Carolee Schneemann. The evening will kick off with a screening of a brand new copy of Schneemann’s landmark silent short Fuses, with live soundtrack composed for this event by Kleitos Kyriakides, as well as documentation of […]

¯\_W*o*я*d*S_/¯ vol.2: Tender Buttons

We continue with the second part of our series of events/happenings, in which ΛΑΛΑ and friends explore multimedia uses of poetic language, such as spoken word, videopoetry, concrete and visual poetry, experimental song and opera, performance, digital cybertext and memes, typography, artists books, etc. In the second installment of the series, we will focus on […]

¯\_W*o*я*d*S_/¯ vol.1: Grapefruit (⦿ᴥ⦿)

In this new series of happenings, ΛΑΛΑ and friends explore multimedia uses of poetic language, such as spoken word, videopoetry, concrete and visual poetry, experimental song and opera, performance, digital cybertext and memes, typography, artists books, etc. In the first event of the series we will focus on and be influenced by Yoko Ono’s book […]

Aimée Lê, Aliki in Saigon

In 2016, Vietnamese American artist Aimée Lê premiered ‘Aliki in Saigon’, a multilingual non-fluent ‘translation’ of the songs of Greek 60s pop movie diva Aliki Vougiouklaki, which was later released as an EP by queer music label Fytini. https://fytini.bandcamp.com/album/aliki-in-saigon. Originally positing that Aliki’s work had been “big in Vietnam” as a spoof for a Greek audience, […]