Fenia Kotsopoulou (Greece) – Borderline, 2015, 3:06
“Where should we go after the last frontiers?
Where should the birds fly after the last sky?” by Mahmoud Darwish.
While the West still struggles to find solutions to the “refugee crisis”, the main route towards peace and hope remains passage through the Mediterranean Sea. In 2015 alone, of the almost one million refugees and migrants attempting to cross these blue waters desperately fleeing war, violence, terrorism, and persecution. But what relies behind these numbers is the human desire and longing for the Place “after the last frontiers…after the last sky”; a place which is still unknown.
Fenia is a UK-resident, Greek-born cross-disciplinary artist (performance (art), dance, video, photography) holding an MFA in Choreographing Live Art from the University of Lincoln (UK). in the past few years, as (dance) performer, producer and visual practitioner her work and the work of close-collaborators has been shown at a wide array of festivals and art platforms, encompassing the fields of dance, experimental performance, live-art and video-art. Pivotal topics of her work including the body as gathering place of emotions, personal and collective memory, fragmentation, deconstruction of cultural identity.