“Rising”, is an interactive performance by artist Nikos Stathopoulos. It took place at the Courtyard of Artemis Agrotera Temple-Mets (at the side of Ardittou Street at the elevated part of the pavement that forms the courtyard of the temple of Artemis Agrotera). Rising is a work where the artist as well as the viewer experiences the urban environment suspended from a flexible metal cage. The viewer can participate in the process. The art work enables the viewer to find the height of the temple of Artemis Agrotera in classical times. From there the viewer will simultaneously have the ability to see inside the fenced site on one side and the important monuments of the neighboring region (Temple of Olympian Zeus, Acropolis view) on the other side.
The performance was produced at the context of Microgeographies participation at “World Wide Storefront”, a Storefront for Art and Architecture project. It is part of a unity of site-specific art works and public discussions, under the unity “Revification of Ancient Ruins”, regarding the possibility of incorporating deserted archaeological sites in the everyday city life, and starting from the remains of Artemis Agrotera Temple.
In collaboration with the Residents of Mets Initiative and ARDITTOS Association.