Intervention | Dimitris Chimonas: Birthday


  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece

Dimitris Chimonas

b. 1993, Larnaca, Cyprus

Birthday (2016)

 

Location: Second Floor, Intervention Space 2 

 

An excited young boy spends all day helping his mother prepare for his birthday party. When the time comes, he falls asleep and misses his moment. This boy, now grown, sits before you and behind a cake set with many candles. He sings “happy birthday” to himself, over and again, endlessly. Compulsive repetition creates the opportunity for a new outcome. This universal song, perhaps the best known in the world, becomes a personal elegy to a lost innocence.

 

Dimitris Chimonas’ artistic research expands on the wider spectrum of the performing arts, with bold visual extensions. He trained at the East15 Acting School in London. He has performed and/or presented work at the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC), Point Centre for Contemporary Art and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His main works are “A Pig’s Heart in your Box” (2012), “Without Echo Vol.1 & Vol.2” (2012-2013), “Tangled” (2013), “Some Big Some Bang” (2015), “Leftovers” (2015) and “Crystal Me” (2016).