Routes to Marpissa 2016

Routes in Marpissa
“With Destination”
26, 27, 28 August 2016

The experiential, cultural festival «Routes in Marpissa», for seventh consecutive year, takes you on a journey to the island of Paros, on 26, 27 and 28 August, 2016.

What do you take with you on a trip? What makes you go back to a favourite place?

This year, having “Routes in Marpissa” as your destination, fill your luggage with your good mood and travel through the suggested stations, visiting sites, art installations and exhibitions, together with concerts, events and workshops.

The festival has as its central idea the creation of routes and points of interest, within the traditional settlement of Marpissa, around themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment. It aims at an experiential approach of activities so everyone can have an active role in the events.

Inspired by the village, accompanied by the residents and aiming at action, come and walk with us in Marpissa !!!

Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2016
Hours: 19.00 – 23.30
Marpissa, Paros
Admission is free to all events.

Organised by: «Routes in Marpissa»
With the support of KDEPAP.
Co-organisation: Administrative Region of South Aegean, Municipality of Paros
Grand Sponsor: Blue Star Ferries
Member of the European Network EFFE 2015-2016



19.00 – “Shall we Travel?” Game for young children. [Pefko Square]

19:30 – « On the trails of Daedalus”, workshop of ancient techniques for processing marble by the Museum of Cycladic Art. [Courtyard of N. Perantinos Sculpture Museum]

Curated by Nikos Papadimitriou, Curator of Antiquities, Museum of Cycladic Art. Participating artists: Yiannis Papadatos, Assistant Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Athens. Epaminondas Venieris, Artist of creating marble objects. Praxiteles Tzanoulinos, Sculptor. Nikos Georgiou, Marble Sculptor.

22.15 – Concert with George Xylouris (Psaroyiorgis), Achilleas Persidis, Yiannis Papatzanis, Yiannis Polychronakis.  [Christos Square]

9.30 – Daytime Activity: Stories and Memories from Piso Livadi. [Piso Livadi waterfront]

19.00 – “Our own map of Marpissa”, workshop for adolescents with Niovi Zarabouka – Hatzimanou, Architect, MA in Heritage Management. [Agrotoleschi Building]

19.00 – « A journey to the pages of the most bizarre book! », workshop for young children in collaboration with the Greek IBBY – Circle of the Greek Children’s Book Association. [Courtyard of St. Paraskevi church]

20.00 – «How to re-model a pavilion», performance – lecture by the artist Natasa Biza. [Marpissa Community Building]

20.30 – «Laissez-Passer / Laissez-Tomber», video performance by the artist Persefoni Myrtsou. [Opposite Tsantouli-Stella Residence]

21.00 – Performance – lecture by the artist Constantinos Hadzinikolaou. [Municipal building behind Prophitis Elias church]

21.30 – Concert: Yiorgos Kaloudis SOLO. Yiorgos Kaloudis cello, 4-string Cretan lyra, live-loop-recording, effects. Audio engineer: Yiannis Skandamis. [Christos Square]

22.30 – Concert with “Encardia”, musical journeys to southern Italy. [Courtyard of Marpissa Community Building]

00.00 – « Uranography »: Navigating the Night sky with Fiori – Anastasia Metallinou, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens. [Municipal sports field of Marpissa]

19.00 – « Boats, small boats”, workshop of constructing boats with recyclable materials for young children. [Agrotoleschi Building]

21.00 – « Happy that he made the journey of Odysseus!… – Musical networks and routes in the Aegean » lecture by Lambros Liavas, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Athens. [Christos Square]

22.00 – Tsampouna and Toubaki Folk Music by musicians from Paros and Antiparos. [Starting Point: Mills Square]

22.30 – Traditional feast with Nikos Economides, Kyriaki Spanou, Panos Vergos and Argyris Psathas. [Papa-Giorghi Stamena Square]

Admission is free to all events.
The organizers reserve the right to make changes in the program.

Artistic Routes
« Clumsy Routes »

During the three days of the festival, discover the group exhibition of artists in the traditional settlement of Marpissa.

How do they relate with this year’s theme of journey of Routes in Marpissa? Clumsily. And organically. The constant concern about how we revisit tradition, how and why we process mementoes conceptually, the interest in the point where the personal becomes collective and vice versa, summer readings, discussions and random encounters, old memories as a spectator of the festival, journeys from Paros to Prague Berlin Turkey and San Francisco, deconstructed symbols of the past, relocations that are repeated and acquire a new intensity in the current sociopolitical conditions, are intertwined in a proposal for a summer exhibition in a village of Paros that for three days it experiences its own festivity.

Artists: Paki Vlassopoulou, Natasa Biza, Persefoni Myrtsou, Apostolos Ntelakos, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou.
Curator: Despina Zefkili


Stations of experiential activities “With destination”

Alongside the program, during the three days of the festival, 19:00 to 22:00, you can visit the suggested stations and sites, which are indicated on the map and take part in the experiential activities, which are designed by the voluntary organizing team of « Routes in Marpissa ».