Oct 4

Beds – Macklin Kowal “Bettina Dawes””

starts: 21.00
Artist Macklin Kowal will close the Beds. athens program with the performance "Bettina Dawes", shown at the basement of Communitism cultural center.
"A creature, running, trotting, galloping, waddling around the edge of words. A human animal and a dictionary. In bed with language."
In collaboration with PS: project space
Social distancing and covid measuring will be respected.
Macklin Kowal is an artist, curator, and theorist based in Athens. He is Founding Director of SubRosa Space, an independent venue and residency for artists working with performance. In operation in the Greek capital since 2018, the space has hosted upwards of thirty artists. Kowal is additionally a PhD candidate in Political Theory at Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki, where his thesis examines the performative dimensions of contemporary right-wing populism. He has presented his research throughout Europe and North America, in lectures both conventional and performative. His
performance work has been staged in institutional and underground settings, and his written work has been published in both academic and independent press. His latest work, a piece of writing jointly academic and creative, co-authored with Lucille Calmel, recently appeared in formules 22 (Presses Universitaires du Nouveau Monde).
Beds project is patronized by the City of Athens and supported by @TelepART, Finnish Institute, Τσεχικό Κέντρο Αθήνα / Czech Centre Athens.
The project has established partnerships and collaborations with Performance Studio of the Department of Fine Arts, School of Art, University of Western Macedonia (GR), the Fine Art Academy of Rome (IT), Und. Athens (Athenian alternative art guide); Athenian art spaces Come alone, Potential Project, Noucmas, PS:; Club Unesco Romania; solidarity organizations: ECHO Refugee Library (mobile library for asylum-seekers waiting indefinitely in Greece), and PiliPala (art association active in refugee camps)