Nocturnal Assembly

Nocturnal Assembly 1

The Noctural Assembly is a work by Kostis Stafylakis and Vana Kostayola, staged and filmed at St Gervais Theatre, Geneva, 2013.

This video onstallation was realized with the support of Utopiana residency, run by Anna Barseghian and Stephan Kristensen in Geneva, and was part of the exhibition: DÉSIRS SANS DESTIN, Theater of Saint Gervais, 21 May to 31 May 2013.

The “nocturnal assembly” is an awkward re-enactment of a general assembly.  Drawing from the minutes of actual assemblies organized by the 2011 movement of the aganaktismenoi (the greek indignados), the project recombines phrases from actual discussions on Syntagma Square, Athens. the text is staged in the strange headquarters of a gang. A mysterious lady sings the hymn of aganaktismenoi.  

Participating artists at Desirs Sans Destin include Erroristas, Isabelle Papaloïzos, Takahiro Matsuo, Uriel Orlow, Thomas Schunke, Jeanne de Mont KavecS (Kostis Stafylakis and Vana Kostayola), Pauline Julier, François Deck, Ujjwal Utkarsh, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Barbara Baker, Esther Ferrer, Karine Piveteau, Marcela San Pedro, Estelle Zweifel, Rudy Decelière, Colin Legras, Haroutyoun Simonyan, and Michel Etter.

still from Nocturnal Assembly 4
Nocturnal Assembly 2
Nocturnal Assembly 4