Ballast
Ballast
Ballast
Ballast
Ballast

Ballast

2015

30 minute performance
4th Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Curated by Eirini Papakonstantinou.
Photography by Dimitris Mermigas
© State Museum of Contemporary Art and the artist

'I want you to know that the art-work, for me, is a small place to drain yourself for a while. I really feel a strange quiet energy (like an opened window from the next room). I think this is the right place for this performance. It was a sensitive, aggressive, sharp, lonely, internal performance;

The body talking, the lying damage-think, the controlling of heavy weight on movement, the angst to be upright on legs, the ventriloquist's echo-voices from a quiet dead body in silence, the strange and tight swing-body from the floor to the air, the vacuum of our internal, the worry to understand which window is more important, between body-window and soul-window, and which makes a balance in a ballast.'

Dimitris Fragakis on Ballast, 11th July 2015, 00:51, letter/email


Forces: oral rooting reflex; amenorrhea; hyperventilation; The Open Circle; breathing hissing sounding jiggling and moving into and out of the organs and glands; a drain; ovaries; bladder; uterus; blood; hormones; neuroendocrine system; sweat; sucking; dribbling; swallowing; saliva; menstruation; Dimitris Fragakis; hair sticking to amniotic fluid; heat