Greece, Europe and indeed the World are experiencing multiple crises – economic, social, political, environmental.
IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE BLACK BOXES! is a participatory art project initiated by artist Danae Stratou.
Living in Greece in this time of multiple crises, it is ever so easy to fall into a state of fear-induced paralysis.
This art project was a reaction to such a prospect.
Distanced from traditional commercial practices, the art project aspired to undercut its own costs, to give voice to and to assist materially as many as people possible, to help attain a deeper understanding of our collective predicament, to empower a joint response to the paralysis that is causing us to ‘freeze up’.
The project activated a dialogue constituting, in itself, a collective response to our multi-faceted predicament.
By opening the ‘Black Boxes’ we symbolically bring to light the words that reflect what threatens us the most, or that which we are desperately eager to preserve.