Based on the traditional ritual of the ultra Orthodox Jews, when married man and women cannot touch each other, so they have intimate intercourse through a sheet hole.
In this version, focusing on gender abuse, I use red sand, on verses connected with the theme of women and the (un) equality that exists in the three religious books, the Bible (in Hebrew), the New Testament (in Greek ) and the Koran (in Arabic); creating my own symbolic center of the three religions.
As Berger comments in his book Ways of Seeing about hidden ideologies in visual images (from the point of view of western aesthetics), men tend to look at women as an object which are not allowed to think for themselves; they are constantly under the judgment of men.
The rosary is a sacred symbol that exists in most religions. There is a serious contradiction of the use of the rosary as such; symbol of mental relaxation, concentration, meditation and prayer, along with the sound produced by the rosary teeth, a sound of terror, fear and anxiety.
Oceanic feeling is a psychological term of Romain Rolland and popularized by Sigmund Freud to criticize the psychological feeling of religion, the “oceanic” feeling of limitlessness. According to Rolland this feeling is the source of all religious energy in various religious systems.
The presence of the Symbols in every human activity is constant throughout the centuries. Their power and meaning always had a decisive contribution for the evolution of human thought and knowledge. The presence of a symbol can determine a certain role in human behavior.
The Greek Parliament is seen through a ballot box, citizens are asked to cast their vote and throw it inside, so that the building will eventually disappear. The faces of the voters are not seen. The request was to press an opinion about the current political situation of Greece.
In this performance titled, “Mystical Illusion,” I ”borrow” the Buddhist mandala ritual, using the symbols of the three monotheistic religions of my country: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, to comment on the corrupted influence of the “Divine” on the human perception of the world.