Spirals

Spirals: Breath (London, Dorset, Agost, Athens, 2021)

Spirals: Turning Points (London, Dorset, Agost, Athens, 2020)

Spirals: Autoportret (Belgrade 2019)

Spirals: As If (Coventry 2019)

Spirals: 28 Paths of Her (Broadstairs 2018)

Spirals: Flamingo (Athens 2018)

Spirals: Tracks for Finding Home (Barcelona 2018)

Spirals: Genesis (London 2017)

Spirals: Galaxies of Women (London 2017)

Spirals: Eternity (London 2013)

Spirals

Spirals is a poetic journey that crosses geographical borders and unites European female voices in an exchange of languages, cultures, personal narratives and modes of expression. Through the symbol of the spiral, the project explores thresholds, migration, path, nature, home and sense of belonging; the spiral acts as a sign of becoming, transforming and awareness. Poems written by contemporary female poets, recorded material, music and movement are part of a series of performances, photography and video-work. Women create and walk on spirals in a variety of places, such as London, Broadstairs, Coventry, Barcelona, Athens and Belgrade. Traces of care, joy, pain, friendship, womanhood, decay, imaginings, betrayal, frustration, time and love are left behind.

Folding and Unfolding.

Spiralling and waxing. Spiralling and waning.

Spiralling and resolving. Spiralling and transforming.

Publications

Collaborative Writing on SPIRALS during the Covid-19 Lockdown, paper presented to Covid and the Woman Writer” organised by Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing, The Institute of Modern Languages Research, June 2021

SPIRALS, CIRCLES, GALAXIES, Something Other: On Circularity curated by Maddy Costa, Diana Damian Martin and Mary Paterson, hosted by Live Art Development Agency, May 2020.
Listen to the audio here.

Guest Post: Spirals (2013 – ongoing) by Hari Marini – PartSuspended was published in performingborders, October 2019

Spirals: As If was published in Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Volume 36, Issue 3, August 2019

Spirals: Tracks for Finding Home was published in Poetry Film Live, March 2019

Spirals: Paths of Her was published in Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Volume 35, Issue 4, October 2018

Spirals: Genesis was published in the Catalan journal of poetry, Revista Kokoro, October 2017

Live Performances, Installations & Exhibitions

Spirals: Breath (London, Dorset, Agost, Athens, 2021)

First presented to Rituals of Care, Peopling the Palace(s) Festival. Curated by Lois Weaver and Aoife Scott. June 2021

Artists: Barbara Bridger, Noelia Diaz-Vicedo, Georgia Kalogeropoulou, Hari Marini

With contributions from Tuna Erdem & Seda Ergul, Istanbul Queer Art Collective

Video editing & music: Georgia Kalogeropoulou

Direction/Facilitation: Hari Marini

Special thanks to: Clive Bridger, Vagelis Souldatos

Spirals: Turning Points (London, Dorset, Agost, Athens, 2020)

First presented to #WIP: Work in Progress/Working Process. Curated by Queer Arts Projects. 15 October  2020 –15 January 2021

Direction/Facilitation: Hari Marini

Artists: Barbara Bridger, Noelia Diaz-Vicedo, Georgia Kalogeropoulou, Hari Marini, Nisha Ramayya

Video editing & music: Georgia Kalogeropouloui

Special thanks to: Tuna Erdem, Seda Ergul – Queer Arts Projects

Spirals: Live Performance (Coventry 2019)

Coventry Welcomes Festival, Refugee Week, Coventry City of Culture 2021, Coventry Cathedral; Aureola – A Pavilion of Chairs, conceived by architect Sebastian Hicks, Cathedral Ruins, June 2019

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Barbara Bridger, Eirini Margariti, Hari Marini, Ana Rodic, Noèlia Díaz Vicedo, Beatriz Viol

Video editing: Christos Rachiotis

Music: Georgia Kalogeropoulou

Contralto: Irini Tzanetoulakou

Performers: Benedetta Castello, Efi Dementi, Iro Michalakakou

Special thanks: Coventry Cathedral, QMUL Department of Drama, Rupert Dannreuther, Jules Deering, Sebastian Hicks, Theo Kominis, John London, Natasa Stamatari, Matthew Williams, Sam Williams

Spirals: Autoportret (Belgrade 2019)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Ana Rodic

Translator: Zvonimir Ivanov

Video editing: Christos Rachiotis

Cinematography: Hari Marini, Milutin Petrović

Music: Maria Chatzipouliou (Violin), Fotis Karagiannis (Guitar)

Sound editing: Fotis Karagiannis

Performers: Iro Michalakakou, Ana Rodic

Special thanks: Kulturni Centar Beograda, Alessandra Cianetti, BB King

Spirals: As If (Coventry 2019)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Barbara Bridger

Videography: Olga Lagun

Music: Maria Chatzipouliou (viola), Fotis Karagiannis (guitar)

Sound editing: Fotis Karagiannis

Performers: Benedetta Castello, Maria Chatzipouliou, Efi Dementi

Special thanks: Coventry Cathedral, Sebastian Hicks, Natasa Stamatari, Sam Williams

Spirals: Paths of Her (Broadstairs 2018)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Hari Marini (Spirals: 28 Paths of Her and Some More)

Translation: Theo Kominis

Videography: Olga Lagun

Music: Maria Chatzipouliou, Fotis Karagiannis

Performers: Camilla Canocchi, Maria Chatzipouliou, Efi Dementi

Special thanks: Niya Be, Natasa Stamatari

Spirals: Flamingo (Athens 2018)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Eirini Margariti (Φλαμίνγκο (Flamingo), Melani 2014)

Translation: Christiana Mygdali

Cinematography: Eleni Molfeta

Video editing: Katerina Rekka

Music: Fotis Karagiannis

Performers: Athina Alexopoulou, Eirini Margariti, Marilena Triantafyllidou, Irini Tzanetoulakou

Spirals: Tracks for Finding Home (Barcelona 2018)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Beatriz Viol (Hallar La Casa, Endymion 2018; Los Mapas Perdidos, Diputación Provincial de Soria 2012)

Translation: John London

Video production: Christos Rachiotis

Music: Fotis Karagiannis

Performers: Laura Martí Fandos, Hari Marini, Iro Michalakakou, Beatriz Viol

Special thanks: Barcelona Film Commission, Mireia Chavarria, Aina Martínez Martí, Panos Metaxas, Víctor Martínez Núñez, Sonia Rigola, Natasa Stamatari

Spirals: Genesis (London 2017)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Poetry: Noèlia Díaz Vicedo (‘Bloody Roots/Arrels Sagnants, London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2017)

Translation: Noèlia Díaz Vicedo and Clive Boutle

Video production: Maria Douni, Kakia Konstantinaki, Matthew Williams

Music: Fotis Karagiannis

Costume design: Natasa Stamatari

Performers: Camilla Canocchi, Hari Marini, Elena Mazzon, Noèlia Díaz Vicedo

Special thanks: Theo Kominis, Michelle Nicholson-Sanz, QMUL (Drama)

Spirals: Galaxies of Women (London 2017)

Concept & Direction: Hari Marini

Video production: Matthew Williams

Music: Fotis Karagiannis

Costume design: Natasa Stamatari

Performers: Camilla Canocchi, Hari Marini, Elena Mazzon

Special thanks: Theo Kominis, Michelle Nicholson-Sanz, QMUL, ArtGuard