Everyday like a poison, world news infects humanity, plunging the human conscience into a deep hibernation of frantic inactivity, in an attempt to find some serenity to endure in until the end.
However they say that if a tarantula bites you the only way to escape death is to dance day and night, jumping from the pain and staying awake, because if you let go and fall asleep you are lost. Such a crazy celebration of consciousness is the Mykonos Biennale as its theme for 2015 is the Antidote.
What is the antidote? Is it love? Is it power? Or is it sorcery? Always the artist, the scientist, and the alchemist have searched for the answer to immortality, the philosophers’ stone, and the magic portal. Their quest, itself, holds the answer for by it they have already danced the first steps of the Great Awakening.
The 2015 Mykonos Biennale hosted a Kite festival on this island famous for its wind and windmills.
The Creative Action department of Otis College of Art and Design was invited to participate in the biennale. While there, Otis Creative Action Director Richard Shelton and Community Relations Manager Matthew Tecle collaborated with George Peters and Melanie Walker, kite artists from Boulder, Colorado.
The Kite Festival placed Mykonos among the pioneers in ecological alternative energy thinking, which is the “Antidote” to the consumer exploitation of our planet.
Boxes with the label “Antidote” were sent to 40 artists around the world. The artists returned the boxes with a piece of art inspired by the theme - Antidote. The boxes were hidden on the sacred island of Delos. A treasure hunt was organized, where visitors scattered around to find the “treasures”. When all boxes were found, the art works were be revealed at a special ceremony and the founder Lydia Venieri awarded the Art Seeker withe the Golden Pelican. The art works were exhibited in the School of Fine Arts in Mykonos until the end of summer. Our long term goal is to attain the first floating museum - maybe an old war ship- where the artworks of the Mykonos Biennale will be exhibited, the museum of Archipelago.
An international dance theatre will do the stomping for the grapes, a real pigeage, as ritual initiation in the Orphic Mysteries. Pigeage is the origin of the dance theater, the comedy, and the tragedy, with Arion as the creator of theatre. A special vitage will be bottled from this dance.