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Soup, cigarettes and double identities

Andrei Serban's Big Baby starring Andrei Serban opened at the Museum of the Peasant in Bucharest on a freezing December night.  Andrei Serban's Lear(a) - the updated edition, updated sets, etc - opened on the same night at the Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest.  When choosing whether...

Mann-ly Pursuits

Q:  Solve this collection:   astro-turfed pools boat mattresses stacked in a cliff-side room rock'n'roll priests dashing waiters ink paper squid wine rhymes pianos guitars all kinds of kinky hair a boat a rainstorm a fortuitous meeting?   A: Peter Mann's residency with the Santozeum: http://www.pmannia.com/2012/12/the-santozeum-residency-faces-of.html...

Santo-gypsies

Friends in Bucharest run this great fashion gig.   They traveled to Santorini and took some very good-looking pictures of the place: http://allhollow.com/blog/santorini/ That's what moving about the island in September looks like. We will be returning to the Santozeum in October for changeable weather systems with the...

Halloween Next – Midnight Decomposure

On October 31st, a favorite evening, the Santozeum will be de-installing and re-installing exhibits for end-season.  In the middle of the stage change, some people will be chatting around a table.  One of them, Petros Babasikas of Drifting City Studio, Athens will be creating an...

Turning Radius of Outer Wingtip

Island-hopping is a pastime.  For a decade and a half I’ve been leaping from boat to shore and viceversa – sometimes missing either, losing passages or tearing skin.  Goats, miniature elephants, or imported tigers have all been climbing on Greek rocks with thicker skin than...

Manifesto for Manifestos in Crisis

SANTOZEUM MANIFESTO FOR MANIFESTOS IN CRISIS   1. MANIFESTO We must represent ourselves when currents sweep over our intentions. The Santozeum asks each of its participants to create a manifesto clearly formulating concerns and/or calls to action, and to list his/her intentions in forming groups around their credos....

Carl Weber arrives on Santorini

Carl spent a week searching unusual village spaces for a new translation and adaptation of a Heiner Müller/Seneca piece.  Even with his epic experience and exposure to people and places, he found Santorini startling and the some of the bucolic spaces unsettling. Carl began his career...

JULY 18th 2012

It’s July, and we have just added an amazing project for September/October in Santorini inspired by the September/October weather that surrounds us at present.  The leaves are turning, but the cacti never die....

Kyiv Diary – Day 2

This seems like such a long time ago.  Walking through the vast corridors of the Arsenale building, through the blocked prohibited passages, light-less away from the thousands of things on display.  A claustrophobic glimpse away from the hundred meter diorama screens of AES+F into a...

Islands’ Undersides

The first day, the first after first days in so many cities these last months, each firsts.  As is second nature to my arrivals to the island these last three years, I fly at dawn.  The island heat revs.  There is so much water and...

NEW BLOOD GREEK CINEMA

Processing through endless amazing material from two weeks of intense island scouring, very late nights, very active legs, onslaught of creatives together on one island...

Intern’s Diary – June 26th

10:00 - Most rise to break fast. 10:30 - We head to the conference center to print things for the last time. 10:45 - Our return is surprisingly expedient; we assemble folders for the visitors. 11:30 - Jessica and Ana greet the directors at the Santorini Palace and...