• Syntrofi [σύντροφοι] performative lunches – research\social design 2017

    Syntrofi [σύντροφοι] performative lunches

    Master visual arts - Autonomous design

    Syntrofi: Greek compound word coming from feed [trofi] + together [syn] and means companions,comrades,lovers...

    Syntrofi is a series of performative Lunches in which stories of exclusion within art schools are served, processed and digested. Taking on a perspective of the vulnerable observer who is being both an artist in and a researcher of the educational institution, Syntrofi examines the (missed) potential of school environments to facilitate practices of commoning and inclusion. The project draws its material from collective processes, classrooms and kitchens, students, teachers, maintenance personnel and administrators, as well as from those who, for one reason or another, ended up outside art school's walls. Throughout the performances, we share our stories, not as individuals but as cases that bring up interesting dilemmas and reflections about the world and art education today.
    Assemblism is an urgent response to the need for new social infrastructures . The Syntrofi project crosses through artistic and social design practices, where the observer is the part taker, the public is the performer, the artistic is the political and individual cases become a collective concern. In the Syntrofi table, public is invited to chew upon stories served by the performers and is welcome to have a conversation on each of them. The public is also asked to share their own stories, experiences and thoughts and research concerns about schools in nowadays societies.
    Initiative, Concept: Elli Vassalou
    Realization, Performance: Hazal Arda, Bilal Kamilla Arnout, Ritam Hazarika, Elli Vassalou
    mentors: Adva Zakai, An Van Dienderen
    Supported by: SOL, KASK, HOGENT, BUDA art center, 123 Logements
    MAP expo, KASK, Gent February 2017.
    M55 Art residence, Athens, Greece, March 2017. KASK,  Zwarte Zaal - graduation expo, Gent June 2017.
    Nominated for the Horlait-Daspens price.
    Published on Metropolis M Magazine, August 2017
  • BLIND DATE #12 [assistant curator] 2006-2015

    weddingcave.wordpress.com + blinddate12.blogspot.gr

    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
    *not participated
    visit site for more information
    Curator: Adonis Volanakis
    Curator assistant: Elli Vassalou
    Web+Graphic design: Elli Vassalou
    Photography: Alexander Koromilas
  • joy break – performance [graphic design] 2015

    8 performances in the canyon of Lykavyttos
    The whole morning we were full of joy [… ] First, stones leaves and flowers shone then the sun a huge sun all thorns and so high in the sky. George Seferis, Interlude of Joy
    Four women roam the canyon of Lykavyttos seeking an experience of mental and physical euphoria. They attempt ecstatic conversations with nature, their main guide being the poetry of George Seferis and Walt Whitman.
    Joy Break is a performance whose pivotal focus is the relationship between the modern resident of high-pressure urban centers with the natural environment, where physical theater meets poetry.
    The performance raises key questions and gives ample space to the viewers to participate in the search for their own answers, being free to move along with the actors, to compose their own images, their own questions and their own meanings.
    The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, And if ever there was it led forward life […] Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
    Joy Break is part of The canyon project and a natural continuation of a series of collaborations and research projects with Anna Tzakou, Rosa Prodromou, Neli Poulopoulou, Adriana Alexiou, and the participants of the workshop Open Nature, all of whom inspired and contributed to the expressive means of show.
    Directed by: Angela Delichatsios
    Cast: Natasha Dailiani, Katerina Kleitsioti, Despoina Chatzipavlidou, Angela Delichatsios
    Assistant Directors: Giorgos Efthimiou, Ioannis Vasilopoulos
    Photography/Video: Giorgos Efthimiou
    Graphic Design: Elli Vassalou
    Contact Person: Stella Pekiaridi
    Dates of Performances
    Saturday 6 June  /  Sunday 7 June Saturday 13 June  /  Sunday 14 June Friday 19 June Friday 26 June  /  Saturday 27 June  /  Sunday 28 June
    Start time: 18:30
    Duration: 120’
  • ignorant consultants design team [2006-…]

    creative design, photography, web development
    Οι ignorant consultants [i-cons] είναι μια συνεργατική ομάδα όπου τα μέλη της λειτουργούν ισότιμα μεταξύ τους ή και τελείως ανεξάρτητα. Ιδρύθηκαν το 2006 από μια παρέα [τότε] φοιτητών που γνωρίστηκαν στο Πολυτεχνείο της Πάτρας. Ο σχηματισμός της ομάδας πρόεκυψε από την ανάγκη μας για δημιουργική εργασία με βασική αρχή την ισοτιμία των μελών της, καταργώντας τις σχέσεις εκμετάλλευσης. Η πρακτική μας βασίζεται στον συνδυασμό γνώσεων διαφορετικών επιστημονικών πεδίων. Οι νέες τεχνολογίες και πολυμεσικές εφαρμογές είναι τα κεντρικά εργαλεία σε αυτήν μας την αναζήτηση, αν και δεν είναι τα μόνα. Ο διάλογος πραγματικού και ψηφιακού χώρου είναι το ζητούμενό μας είτε αυτό αφορά μία εικαστική παρέμβαση είτε μία αφίσα.
     η ομάδα: Αναγνώστου Λουίζα αρχιτέκτονας, γραφίστας, εικονογράφος//Βασσάλου Έλλη αρχιτέκτονας, γραφίστας, φωτογράφος, web developer // Πανταζόπουλος Γρηγόρης web developer 
    Η ομάδα i.cons αναλαμβάνει τον σχεδιασμό πραγματικών και ψηφιακών χώρων: - Αρχιτεκτονικές μελέτες, installations, σκηνικά ,σχεδιασμό σταντ και επίπλων. - Σχεδιασμό ιστοσελίδων, web εφαρμογών, εταιρικού προφιλ, logo, banners, διαφημιστικών εντύπων [αφίσες, flyers (more…)
  • Isidoros & Amanda [wedding design] 2014

    wedding invitation and object design for Isidoros & Amanda's wedding
    letter press technique by Evangelia Biza #
    soap making by Lavandula's herbs & soaps  
  • D+Y wedding [wedding design] 2013

    concept and realization for D+Y wedding
    invitation, web design: Elli Vassalou
    object design, decoration, needle work: Elli Vassalou, Vasso Mermiga
    photography: Nikos Efstratiou, Elli Vassalou
  • ad+architects [web design] 2012

    web design and logo for the AD+architects company logo: Vassalou Elli web design: Apostolou Anna, Vassalou Elli web development: Pantazopoulos Grigoris  
  • lavandulas herbs & soaps [branding] 2012

    graphic design, packaging, photography, web design, posters ect for the artisanal soapmaking company lavandulas herbs and soaps
    logo design in collaboration with Zografia Karekou
  • erket [web+graphic design] 2010

    creative design, photography, logo, web design, posters for Research Centre for Greek Singing [ER.K.E.T.]
    creative design: Anagnostou Louiza, Vassalou Elli
    photoshoot: Anagnostou Louiza, Vassalou Elli
    model: Kakouri Sofia
    web development: Nanis Apostolos
    poster/programme: Vassalou Elli