Eye Contact

Eye Contact

Opening Reception 23rd May 2017 – 7pm, Kastorias 52, Athens

curated by

Thomas Boutoux, Teddy Coste, Apostolos Lampropoulos, Clara Schulmann


Nora Barbier, Hodei Berasetagui, Irene Berson, Alexia Caunille, Teddy Coste, Gabriela Cruz, Nicolas Degrange, Sophie Deltombe, Pauline Dierre, Josepha Dollon, Alice Fournier, Charline Laguerin, Justine Langella, Nicolas Legros, Theophile Merchadou Pineau, Harilay Rabenjamina, Anaelle Tandeau de Marsac


It lasts about five seconds, maybe even less. A climate change, in which emotions and intentions are both stabilized and troubled. What are the options? To forget or to follow, knowing that there won’t be a second chance to this second chance.

No matter what comes next, something just filled the atmosphere of the present, that is not removable. Now, you can’t do as if nothing had happened.

Eye contact is an evening of performances, interventions, concerts, screenings and more put together by the students of the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts. It is the conclusive event of a 4 months fieldwork research in Athens, a collective investigation in tracing affective and aesthetic responses that arise amid situations of thick uncertainties.

Eye Contact is the first in a series of public events organized in Athens and Bordeaux, France, as part of the research program « Modern Lovers » from the Master of Fine Arts and Design of EBABX – Bordeaux School of Fine Arts. « Modern Lovers » is conducted by Thomas Boutoux, Teddy Coste and Clara Schulmann, in collaboration with Apostolos Lampropoulos from Université Bordeaux 3 – Montaigne.

We wish to express our gratitude, for their unconditional support to the project, to Hervé Alexandre, Sonia Criton, Marie-Françoise Guennoc, Rachel Helvadjian, Marguerite Joanne, Florent Lahache, Annette Neve, Dominique Pasqualini at the school of Fine Arts in Bordeaux.
Our warmest appreciation goes to all our friends in Athens who have embraced the project with outstanding generosity and enthusiasm:
Nikos Arvanitis, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Eleni Bagaki, Klea Charitou, Elli Christaki,Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Ion Constas, Michelangelo Corsaro, Iliana Fokianaki, Lou Foster, Iraklis Fovakis, Lenio Kaklea, Anja Kirschner, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Paul Makowsky, Eleonora Meoni, Kosmas Nikolaou, Rallou Panagiotou, Lukas Panek, Helena Papadopoulos, Matthieu Prat, Laura Preston, Georgia Sagri, Kostis Stafylakis, Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza, Evita Tsokanta, Elena Tzotzi and Paky Vlassopoulou.
Very special thanks to Apostolos Lampropoulos and Anna Manubens.


Tuesday, May 23rd, at Space52 Kastorias 52, Athens 104 47.

From 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Drinks will be served, stories will be shared, and modern love will be in the air.