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Human Sized Theatre (H.S.T.):

The proposed participatory platform is a multifunctional wooden auditorium, which evokes the ancient Greek Amphitheatre. Its human dimensions (basic diameter 180), following Le Corbusier’s modular or the Vitruvian Man of Leonardo da Vinci -where the man has a superimposed position with his arms and legs apart- promote the humanist moderation and the anthropocentric character of Greek Democracy in a critical time when Democratic principals have been reduced. The flexible structure of this symbolic domestic amphitheatre makes the installation easily portable and available for indoor or outdoorperipatetic lectures, performances, workshops and other events and activities. Its form and diameter could be also extended by affixing additional semicircular wooden elements or accordingly be diminished by their removal, keeping just the essential construction (photo below). The H.S.T. was conceived and designed by the artist Nicos Charalambidis for the activities of his artists’ collective (The Arab Guggenheim Museum) during the Athens Olympics in 2004. Since then it has been an instrument appearing in different versions/forms, serving a variety of projects/artists.

Georgia Sagri’s performance at the Human Sized Theatre, island of Aegina 2012.

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Profile for Dionisis Christofilogiannis

Human Sized Theater (page96-135)  

Human Sized Theater (page96-135)

Human Sized Theater (page96-135)  

Human Sized Theater (page96-135)

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