Walking westwards along the sacred way

Performance, video and research

The artwork focuses on the importance of Iera Odo(The Sacred Way and is undergoing.

The Iera Odo)is the ancient and also contemporary road that connects Athens with Eleusina.

This personal performance was performed with the route of the mystics as a focal point, as they started from Athens and ended up in Eleusina using The Sacred Way.

That route was 22 kilometers, and went through five cities: Athens, Aigaleo, Chaidari, Aspropyrgos and Eleusina. The purpose of the mystics was the initiation to the Eleusinian Mysteries. The artist performed by stopping at the same locations that the mystics used to stop for offerings and supplications to the gods.

The purpose of the performance was experiencing the route on The Iera Odo and the unfolding of its history through its contemporary reality. In the past Iera Odo was the road towards purification and inner completion and now it’s the “sacred way” of traffic gridlocks that leads to the industrialized west cities of Attica, characterized by urban sprawl and blight.

At the same time though, this very same area creates intense dynamics and fields of research.


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"Western Steps," p. Non-attached guy, Athens, May 28, 2009

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By detecting the paths of the mysteries, express.gr, Athens, May 28, 2009

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Dancing in the west, Dawn, Athens, May 28, 2009

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"The Western Steps", p. Naftemporikii.gr, Athens, May 27, 2009

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Western Steps in the Odessa Art Gallery, Athens, May 21, 2009

Western Steps, af.entertainment.in.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

Western Steps, polytheama.com, Athens, May 21, 2009

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"Western Steps" by the plus + work team, aptstereoworld.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

What did the Japanese see in the Eleusinian mysteries? en, enet.gr, Athens, May 28, 2009

"Western Steps" dance performance, ap.zougla.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

Western Steps on the Holy Road, e-go.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

"Western Steps" dance show, dan, eventsguide, Athens, 21 May 2009

Western Steps in the Holy Trinity, opencalendar.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

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Western Steps, culture.ana-mpa.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

Western Steps to the Sacred Way: The Winners, new.ego.gr, Athens, May 28, 2009

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Western Steps, pp.apathheatro.gr, Athens, 21 May 2009

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Emilia Bouriti + Syn+Ergasia art platform