An interactive, occasional performance intervention, hot foil gilding, tracing paper and ink, 15 x 10 cm.
In 1966, the Hellenic post published a commemorative stamp depicting the 1866 bombing of Arkadi for the centennial of the Cretan Revolution. For the interactive performance intervention titled 150, the stamp was enlarged to fit in the front of a specially designed postcard. Residents of different villages around the area of Amari and visitors of the monastery were invited to interact, by tracing over the postcard-size stamp on the front of the 150 blank cards, using pens, pencils and black carbon. A total of 150 people participated, one for each year since the Holocaust, capturing their different view-points and interpretation of this historical space in time.
This interactive, occasional performance intervention, was included in the official commemorative events of the 150 years anniversary since the Arkadi Holocaust. Many thanks to this project’s participants!
The original 1966 stamp by ELTA.
Documenting the making of 150, in different places around the area of Amari and at the Arkadi monastery, photos by Lea Petrou.