Kakurlackó Order: Department of Culture and Heritage.
Photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
The Kakurlackó Orderis a research project coordinated by Lykourgos Porfyris and the Department of Culture and Heritage based in Oslo (spring 2017). The research program is dedicated to the discovery and identification of the Albino culture and heritage. Initial research attempts are focusing on the Albino monks and their links with heretic sects from the middle ages till the 19th century. Our aim is to reconstruct and revive the albino, religious views and bring into the light an old but still alternative way of understanding our universe.
The first part of the research is shown at the 6th Athens Biennale “ANTI-”.
Cthulian Prophecies is a queer conspiracy theory. The project started in December2016 as an answer to the alt right conspiracy theories and propaganda. Moreover, Cthulian Prophecies is a response to the racist, sexist and homophobic videos of the British vlogger Paul Joseph Watson. The project is consisted of 3 paintings and one video. The paintings are illustrating dystopic utopias for a future with no future. The artistis adopting Jack Halberstam’s theory of forgetfulness and stupidity in order to misinterpret “big” masculine narratives The artist Lykourgos Porfyris through web-like videos is self-presented as a prophet by showing the paintings as prophecies.
MILFo/aK (Men I’d Like to Fuck or/and Kill).
-Oh! Look at this cop he is so hot!
-Are you Kidding me? How can you be turned on by a cop? or by a nationalist or a priest?
-Well those are the Men I'd Like to Fuck or/and Kill
Phaleas the Rebet.
When the old marries the "new", When "radical" traditional music marries free improvisation, when greek patriot leftist music preferences meets "avant guard" and noise music, when old school Oedipal syndrome and misogyny engages with contemporary "rockstar" machismo, when Greek heroic sexism falls in love with toxic masculinity then…… “Phaleas is becoming a “rebet”.
O.C.D. (Oppositional. Contemporary Dancefloors).
O.C.D. is a transformable, mobile, nomadic dancefloor protesting against the racist and ableist “face control ” problem in night clubs and bars of Oslo. The project started in summer 2017 by Janne Maria Lysen and Lykourgos Porfyris. O.C.D. doesn’t have a place to stay! It doesn’t belong to any club, bar or stage. O.C.D. is a platform inviting ”Irregular” bodies and rhythms to take part in a mobile dancefloor. O.C.D. is questioning what is a dancefloor is but O.C.D’s mostly purposing FUN!
Failing in Music Industries: A Professionalization Course.
Failing in Music Industries A Professionalization Course is a sound workshop where, people can join and “learn” or “unlearn” how to create sound or music without having a prior knowledge. After the workshop, a cassette compilation is released with the participants’ individualsound pieces. The first workshop is held by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou and Lykourgos Porfyris at Karlsruhe, Germany. The second workshop is created by Therese Frisk and Lykourgos at KHiO, Oslo Norway.
“Failing in the Music Industry: a Professionalization Course” is a two-day workshops including exercises from different fields of art such as: body and sound improvisation, vocal percussion, working in ensembles etc. The first day of the workshop is dedicated to discussions and exercises. The second day is devoted to the recording of the release. All the participants are developing their own personal piece. This is developed through both cooperative and individual processes.
AntiPlay Boy the Label.
AntiPlay Boy the Label is an independent record label acting between Oslo and Athens since 2016, The label's purpose is to destabilize the alternative music scenes from masculine and ableist attitudes. AntiPlay Boy the Label releases music and organizing music events with the main focus on Female Experimental Musicians/Sound Artists, Feminists, Fabulous Queers, Factious Pop Stars, Disable Sound Activists, P.C. Mafiosi etc.