"The journey of the refugees from the
war zones to Europe.
The historical diachrony of the refugee passes through the “Small
Rooms of shame” of the Balkan Route.
In this spatial point called Idomeni, in this geographical extremity of
the world, in this muddy dwelling of souls, people who wandered alone,
continuously changing places, looking for salvation in a world that seems
to have no place left for anybody else, arrived. Unprotected helpless
people, victims of their own fate, people thrown in the inwards of mud,
torn into bits and pieces while the professional saviors after having
penetrated through unguarded cracks in their inner selves, trampled each
one of the broken parts of their dignity.
These people arrived here mourning for their dead, for their countries,
for their lives, since only the body can travel, as the soul is eternally
stuck on the beloved ones. The only clear water they were drinking was
nothing else but their tears. Unprotected wanderers from all those who
stole from the workshop of the craftsman of History the word ‘Interest’
and smuggled bodies, souls and hopes mutilating the already wounded honor
Smugglers, foreign and national protectors, merchants, professional saviors
impaired the already smitten, bruised and weakened ‘Togetherness’.
In these inhumane conditions the Micro history of the refugees who dwelled
in Idomeni was converted into a black page in the main corpus of History."
ELEVATE - festival for music, arts and political discourse
& < rotor > center for contemporary art.
Sunday, 4 March, 12 pm _ Brunch and tour through the exhibition,
conducted by the Asklepeion team