XYZ Outlet #11: Irini Karayannopoulou & XYSM Live

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XYZ Outlet #11: Irini Karayannopoulou & XYSM Live | Tuesday May 17th, 2011 from 20.00 to 21.00, strictly | Perdika 8 & Achileos, Metaxourgeio

On Tuesday May 17th, we are presenting a live performance by Athens-based artist Irini Karayannopoulou and music band XYSM.

XYZ Outlet will be open to the public for one hour only, as always, between 20:00 and 21:00.

Can image become sonified? Can sound become visualised? Irini Karayannopoulou draws while XYSM play music. Sketches and sounds unravel, interweave, compete and collaborate with each other xenobiotically in a live performance primarily based on automatic writing, improvisation and DIY techniques. Music and the visual combine via the motor-tactile action of drawing - a symbiotic relationship emerges and media collide, bringing into question perception and coexistence. Who is following who?

A collective, hybrid experiment with an uncertain outcome.

About the artists

Irini Karayannopoulou (1973) studied at the Fine Art School of Saint Etienne in France. Her work – painting, drawing, animation and sound– has been exhibited in 14 solo shows worldwide, while her films have been projected in places such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the DESTE foundation in Athens.
She currently lives and works in Athens.

Irini Karayannopoulou is represented by Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens and Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki.

XYSM formed in October 2009 in Athens by Chris Chondropoulos (drums/electronics), Yannis Saxonis (bass, guitar, keyboards & electronics), Sebastien Marteau (saxophones, guitar, devices) & Manolis Chatzidakis (bass, organ, trumpet & electronics). They have appeared live three times so far: at a public square, a record store and a gallery space.