In the eighteenth episode of ‘Incidents (of Travel)
’ curator Xenia Kalpaktsoglou and artist Pegy Zali
conceive an itinerary and a screenplay-like commentary that takes us through Greece’s Attica peninsula, from a mysterious inscription sprayed at the site of a railway sabotage that transpired near Piraeus Port
in 2010, to the vestiges of an enormous wildfire that consumed the forest around Alepochori in 2021. Formed through their long-standing friendship and shared research interests, this episode flows around Greece’s links with the emerging infrastructure of China’s New Silk Road
, and the “cyber-eco-feminist” traces of the goddess Gaia.
This is the latest dispatch of the series produced by KADIST
and edited by Latitudes
since 2016, exploring the chartered itinerary as a format of an artistic encounter between curators and artists. ‘Incidents (of Travel)
’ is presented in one continuous immersive read interwoven with images and short videos in a mobile-friendly format.
The project was originally conceived in 2012 when Latitudes commissioned 5 day-long artist-led tours
around Mexico City in the framework of their short residency at Casa del Lago. It had sequels in 2013 in Hong Kong
with live dispatches of videos, photographs and soundscapes
published through social media
, and continued in 2015 in San Francisco with daily posts as part of Kadist's Instagram take over
initiative “Artist Not In The Studio Curator Not At The Office”.
Since 2016, eighteen extended conversations between curators and artists have taken place in Riga
(the Netherlands), Singapore
(Singapore), Cabo Rojo
(Puerto Rico), Tbilisi
City (Panama), Rio de Janeiro
(Iceland), Buenos Aires
(Uganda) and Chicago