Blind Date #12 is an interdisciplinary, art research platform, having as its basic axis the collaboration between a changing group of contemporary fine artists and a group with a background in arts and sciences of other disciplines. The project begins with the meeting of 12 people (6+6) without any of the members of the first group knowing any of the members of the second. The date is blind. During the first meeting couples are formed and each one is then asked to coexist and jointly produce action and thought in 45 days time. Blind Date#12 is an encounter. Its rationale is founded on the creative co-action of individuals, who have different points of departure share the will for co-operation and have a strong inquisitive sense. The aim is not a simple crossing of media, artistic or other but the project itself as the evolution of cooperative otherness. “One” being the intention, can it be produced by two people?

- The Holy Bachelorette in the Wedding Cave - Greek festival 2015
- Set out for Ithaca 2013 / a poetic blind date - Ithaca island 2013
- Arts and Philosophy - gallery Thision Lofts 2007
- Arts and Literature - Industrial Space of Keriadon and Sfittion 2006

Adonis Volanakis

Born in Athens, Greece in 1976. His practice is the collaborative amalgam of human connections and aesthetics, poetry and politics, visual and performing arts. Adonis studied at the Wimbledon College of Art/ Valedictorian, Central Saint Martins College and Aalto University. He creates installations and performances, he curates participatory platforms and exhibitions, and designs/ directs in USA (Dixon’s Place, Kimmel Galleries), UK (Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, National Theatre), Greece (Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, National Theatre, National Opera House), France, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland etc.
Since 2004 till 2012 he has taught at: University of Peloponnese/ Nafplio, and University of Patras. Since 2013 he teaches at the Arts & Public Policy Department, Tisch School of Arts, New York University and researches in École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs / Paris. He has been supported by the foundations: Fulbright, Linbury, A.S. Onassis, London Institute, Vardinoyannis, A.G.Leventis, Propontis, Spyropoulos, B&E Goulandris.

Αντώνης Βολανάκης

Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1976. Η πρακτική του αποτελεί αμάλγαμα συνέργειας μεταξύ ανθρωπίνων συνδέσεων και αισθητικής, ποίησης και πολιτικής, καλών τεχνών και θεάτρου. Σπούδασε αριστεύοντας στα: Wimbledon College, Central Saint Martins College και Aalto University. Δημιουργεί εγκαταστάσεις και περφόμανς, επιμελείται συνεργατικές πλατφόρμες και εκθέσεις, και σκηνογραφεί/ σκηνοθετεί σε: Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες (Dixon’s Place, Kimmel Galleries), Αγγλία (Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, National Theatre), Ελλάδα (Μακεδονικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Ευρωπαϊκό Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Δελφών, Εθνικό Θέατρο, Εθνική Λυρική Σκηνή), Γαλλία, Καναδά, Τσεχία, Φιλανδία κλπ. Από το 2004 έως το 2012 δίδαξε στα τμήματα Θεατρικών Σπουδών Πανεπιστήμια Πελοποννήσου και Πατρών. Από το 2013 διδάσκει στο τμήμα Τέχνη και Πολιτική / Tisch School of Arts στο πανεπιστήμιο της Νέας Υόρκης και σε ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα της École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs στο Παρίσι. Έχει λάβει υποστήριξη από τα Ιδρύματα: Fulbright, Linbury, Ωνάση, London Institute, Βαρδινογιάννειο, Λεβέντη, Προποντίς, Σπυρόπουλος, και Β&Ε Γουλανδρή.

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