This video is a selection from scenes from KangarooCourt's performances.
It was produced as a documentation of the group's work for the presentation SYSTEMS in CAMP , Athens . A call to independent art spaces, art groups and collectives active in Athens, that perceive the city as an open field of action, operate in unconventional ways and succeed in creating unexpected modes of symbiosis.
12-15/6/2012 Systems, Contemporary Art Meeting Point (CAMP), Athens
The group KangarooCourt was founded in the beginning of 2010 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and its name is inspired by the term kangaroo court, that refers to the out-of-law courts, that, for example, teams of prisoners or workers on strike create to solve their differences.
The group consists of Dimitris Ameladiotis, Filippos Gountzos, Elena Koukoli, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Nana Sachini, Ioanna Stratoglou and Simos Veis, who come from different artistic backgrounds, but share the same interests regarding artist-audience or power relations.
Choosing to express themselves through a harmonic blend of different forms of art, like visual arts, performance, music, literature, among others, KangarooCourt group’s actions critically comment on “the limits of (re)presentation, the utterant body, the aestheticised speech”, as they unfold in the frames of the art, as well as in the general social realm.
It is up to the spectator to place his / her own focus on the meanings and associations that become imprinted, or even disappear, though the intermingling of different individuals.