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FIN

Presentation of the new collection by the speculative haute-couture house FIN 

 

A project by Petr Stef Kišur and Eleni Poulou, 

members of the art collective Honey-Suckle Company 
and the NOHE NOSHE music duo,

in collaboration with 3 137

 

Lycabettus Hill

(Outdoor Parking Area)

Sarantapichou 55, Lycabettus, 114 71 Athens

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 19:00

 

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On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution and drawing inspiration from Greek folk costumes, 3 137 invites two members of Berlin’s Honey-Suckle Company art collective, Petr Stef Kišur and Eleni Poulou, to visualize together a speculative haute-couture house.

In autumn 2020, 3 137 launched a crowdfunding campaign on Κickstarter, an international online platform. A year after the successful completion of the campaign, thanks to the financial support of 105 participants and in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Athen, we are happy to invite you to the parking area of Lycabettus, on Thursday, September 16, in order to attend the presentation of the FIN project, a fashion collection curated by the Honey-Suckle Company members Petr Stef Kišur and Eleni Poulou, presenting at the same time a manifesto for each ending that signals a new beginning. The event is realized with the support of the Athens Culture Net. The catwalk will start at 19:00 and will end at sunset, whereas it will be accompanied by live music by NOHE NOSHE.

The modern history of Greece constitutes a meeting point for the cross-pollination of different ideas, qualities, perceptions, and standards. In a place where the East meets the West, bringing contradictions and similarities to the fore, there is an opening for a space, and therefore a possibility for bringing together new communities. 

Amid a period of social distanciation, the guest artists wish to celebrate proximity by creating a new, emblematic attire that they name social dress. The FIN project aspires to share a mutual moment and a common place with the community that will attend it, in accordance with local, peripheral, or seasonal values and strategies.

 

Honey-Suckle Company (HSC) is a Berlin-based art collective, founded in 1994. Petr Stef Kišur is a visual artist and founder of HSC. Eleni Poulou is a musician, former member of the band The Fall, visual artist and member of HSC. The two of them also comprise the music duo NOHE NOSHE. Their work results from a series of experimentations with photography, music, fashion, the moving image, and sculpture. 

 

The FIN project is made possible thanks to the supporters of the crowdfunding campaign Greece 2021: An Anti-Fashion Show (carried out in autumn 2020 via the online platform Kickstarter), Mécène / Mycenae (the 3 137 membership scheme), and Goethe-Institut Athen, as well as with the support of Athens Culture Net

 

Studio Manager: Savina Patrikiou 

Documentation: Fake Office 

Copy Editing: EG (Eleanna Papathanasiadi & Geli Mademli) 

Sound: Sotiris Ziliaskopoulos

 

Performers: 

Virginia Francia, Ilias Gionis, Naomi Heretakis, Byron Kalomamas, Evan Katsounis, Ioli Kavakou, Ledi Kovatsi, Alexandra Mourtzini, Stamatia Rebati, Socratis Rontogiannis, Vasilis Servetas, Victoria Tsingeli, Theodoros Tzanetakis, Eva Vlassopoulos, Vasilis Zarifopoulos

 

We would like to express our warmest thanks to a number of people for their invaluable assistance to the production of the project: 

Adarata Theodoros Chiotis, Myrto Geroulanou, Margarita Gourgourini, Daphne Heretakis, Fanis Kafantaris, Marily Konstantinopoulou, Alexandra Masmanidi, Virginia Matseli, Andreas Sell, Vasilis Servetas

And as well as

Patton Hindle & Evita Tsokanta from Kickstarter,

Stefanie Peter & Iris Asimakopoulou from Goethe-Institut Athen,

Erifili Maroniti & Amarisia Paragioudaki from Athens Culture Net

 

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the supporters of the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign:

Nikolas Arnis, James Bridle, Marianna Christofi, Sunday Daskalea, Patton Hindle, Fanis Kafantaris, Rena Karouzaki, Achilleas Kasfikis, Kerenidis Pepe Collection, Despina Krei, Suzanna Laskaridis, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Alexandra Mourtzini, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Eleni Riga, Elli Roupaki, Lena Saltos, Stamatis Schizakis, Vicki Siolos, Evi Sougkara, Kiriakos Spirou, Kostas Stasinopoulos, Konstantinos Tsetsos, Theodoros Tzanetakis, Eva Vlassopoulos, Frederiek Weda, and many more who wish to remain anonymous.

 

With the support of: