Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis
Performer / Stage director / Short-filmmaker
Artistic identity: ridicule and transformation
Founder of the Osmosis / A 2016 Pina Bausch Fellow
Lives in Athens, Greece
Euripides Laskaridis slips between theater, dance, and performance, resisting the shelters of professionalization. Its impersonations of mutated bodies inhabit artificial worlds: Fellinian universes of self-love and ridicule. Laskaridis crafts a persona to haunt the venue of AB6. It proceeds to the site/context-specific development of a character trapped in the exhibition’s building, confronted with fantasies, ambitions, fears—trying to offer elaborate answers to so many evasive layers of its desire. Contemporary art inflates in its head. It wants to be loved by the art crowd but it victimizes itself thinking it is hated. It designs its own opening and closing ceremony. It opens its own studio/workshop in the building and attends discussions and events. It is materialized through moments of self-vanishing.