The Procession of Platytera  

Italy | Britain | Greece

COUNTRY

Italy | Britain | Greece

 

LOCATIONS

Rome | Glastonbury | Patras

PROJECT PERIOD | STATUS

Completed (2018)

FRAMEWORK 

Archive 3.0

METHOD

Hybrid Frescoes

DONORS

Karoussos Archives

SUPPORT

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH)

Greek Embassy Rome

The Geek Orthodox Parish of Rome

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain

The Catholic Diocese of Clifton

The Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury

Metropolis of Patras

The Archaeological Museum of Patras Ephorate of Antiquity of Achaia.

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The Karoussos Archives, pointing out the main feature of the work of the late painter Yiannis Karousos, namely the renewal of Byzantine art, proceeded to the action of 2018: "The Procession of Platytera", with the virtual fresco consisting of a combination of the real and digital artwork, presented in the immersive fulldome of Karoussos Archives, as well as via virtual reality headsets. The presentations took place at the Rotunda of St. Theodore in the Palatine of Rome, at the Church of Our Lady of Glastonbury, in Britain, as part of a donation made by the Archives to the Parish, and at the Archaeological Museum of Patras, in Greece.

St. Spyridon Chapel

Verga, Messenian Mani,

Peloponnese, Greece

The chapel of St. Spyridon, at the historical area of Verga, belongs to the type of single-naved wooden-roofed church with a prominent shield for the chancel in hemispherical plan. Inside the chancel, frescoes of the 18th century are preserved, providing a chronological terminus for the construction of the temple. Therefore, the building dates back to the pre-revolutionary period and is automatically protected by the provisions of Law 3028/2002 "On the protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in general"

COUNTRY 

Greece

LOCATION

37°00'03.9"N 22°09'56.9"E

PROJECT PERIOD | STATUS

Completed on December 2020

METHOD

Hybrid Frescoes

FRAMEWORK

Archive 1.0.

DONORS

The George & Victoria Karelias Foundation

Metropolis of Mani

Karoussos Archives

Ekphrasis

Beyond Kontoglou

COUNTRY 

Wherever

LOCATION

Wherever

PROJECT PERIOD | STATUS

In assessment 

METHOD

Digital - Interactive

FRAMEWORK

Archive 4.0.

FUNDING

Expected

The work undertakes to redefine the course of the creative development of the Byzantine monumental art, towards a flourishing contemporary continuity. Through digital and interactive mechanisms and practices, it enriches and enhances the two-volume treatise of Fotis Kontoglou "Ekphrasis of the Orthodox Iconography", which, even today, is the ultimate manual for painters and scholars of Byzantine art.

As the physical book performs a complete and systematic codification of the theory and practice of Orthodox Iconography, the project 4.0 redefines the data of this codification, combining them with archival material from the Karousos Archives, to give a digital and interactive application. reformulating the treatise both  based of its knowledge and its relationship with the user.

HORTUS CONCLUSUS

IN MIXED REALITY

COUNTRY 

Wherever + Greece

LOCATION

Wherever + Verga, Messinain Mani, Peloponnese, Greece

PROJECT PERIOD | STATUS

Estimate starting period: Spring 2021

METHOD

Mixed Reality 

FRAMEWORK

Archive 5.0.

Hortus Conclusus concerns an interdisciplinary project of the ecological, anthropological and cultural environment and it’s artistic realisation through the convergence of art, science and technology.

Considering all fields as integrated landscapes - rural, biological, sacred and artistic, it emphasizes the holistic approach of a syncretic and auto-poetic ecosystem, creating a set of integrated principles, in terms of its holistic environment.

The research leads to the cultivation of three syncretic gardens (noetic, virtual and physical), intending to reintegrate various forgotten entities -biotic and abiotic- that are considered essential to the coherence of a contemporary integral ecospace.  

THE PANYGERIES

COUNTRY 

Greece _ Internet

LOCATION

Verga, Messenian Mani | Peloponnese | Greece

+ Internet

PROJECT PERIOD | STATUS

In assessment 

METHOD

Physical + Digital

FRAMEWORK

Archive 5.0.

FUNDING

Expected

 The panygeries (fairs) are linked to the cycle of time, forming the Schema of social collective memory. This term identifies the events related to the key events of a calendar year, such as social, agricultural, religious, cultural, and others. In the context of the creative management of byzantine cultural deposit and the framework of its reintegration in the modern social context, Karoussos Archives analysing the restore points of their ritual character, which has vanished, and the production of these parameters that will be able to re-establish this social event within a contemporary context. By this way, the panygeries comes to contribute to cultural, agricultural, spiritual and economic coherence in the local, national and international level.