"A Night at Cine Perama"
10.05.2019 | PUBLIC EVENT
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS,
CINE PERAMA OPENS ITS DOORS FOR A ONE-NIGHT ONLY EVENT AND IT HOSTS THE FIRST PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE CULTURAL PROJECT SHARING PERAMA WITH WORKS OF ROBERT MONTGOMERY.
SHARING PERAMA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MUNICIPALITY OF PERAMA AND THE SUPPORT OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL, THE EMBASSY OF SWITZERLAND AND THE OUTSET CONTEMPORARY ART FUND (GREECE) ORGANISED THE FIRST PUBLIC EVENT, WITH THE TITLE A NIGHT AT CINE - PERAMA AT THE MUNICIPAL OPEN AIR CINEMA "CINE - PERAMA".
The purpose of the event, A night at Cine - Perama, was to engage with the local community and to encourage the active participation of the residents in the overall program.
The event included short film screenings by Greek and international artists: Andreas Angelidakis | Nicolas Etchenagucia | Marina Gioti | Shaun Gladwell | Dana Hoey | Ali Kazma | Nicolas Kozakis | Charalambos Margaritis | Christos Panagos, as well as the first part of the documentary SHARING PERAMA, which presented the central idea of the project, the contributors and the stages of the implementation.
During the film screenings, the audience of SHARING PERAMA met Robert Montgomery and the members of the project. In the space of “Cine-Perama" there was a light piece of the artist that stimulated various discussions about the role of art in the public space, as well as the importance of the contribution of the local community to the production of knowledge and creation.
The night ended with sounds from Asia Minor and Rebetiko songs played by four young musicians.
TO START THE NIGHT, THE THEATER DIRECTOR DIMITRIS BAMPILIS GATHERED THE PEOPLE FROM PERAMA AROUND THE CINE PERAMA, IN A BIG CIRCLE, TO READ IN CHORUS BY DIMITRIS DIMITRIADIS. THIS WAS A PREMIERE, AS THE TEXT HAS NEVER BEEN READ BEFORE. IT ALSO WAS AS A PREPARATION FOR THE PLAY BY DIMITRIADIS THAT WE AIM TO PRESENT IN 2020 AT THE MIKIS THEODORAKIS OPEN AIR THEATER IN PERAMA. AND THIS PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THE RAIDING THAT NIGHT WILL FOR SUR REMEMBER IT FOREVER.
This is how it started : as if written for that night, and for the citizens from Perama:
« We arrived
They called us and we came
They didn’t tell us the reason
They spoke to us
about something very serious
That’s what they told us
We believed them
We certainly believed them
And we responded immediately
They didn’t tell us what is the serious
the crucial and the urgent
Nevertheless we came
the representatives of the citizens »
And this is how it ended:
« We must go in there
To become the new persons
Are you ready
to enter? »