[a] border of dying by VIGIL

[a] border of dying by VIGIL

performance + installation + workshop

A project by VIGIL in collaboration with Flux Laboratory Athens & IT’S A SHIRT
Building located at 5 Mpenizelou Palaiologou,105 56, Athens



Thursday 2 February 2023, 20:00 & 21:30 (2 slots)
Duration: 30’
4th floor
Reserve your free ticket here


Duration: 2 February – 4 March 2023
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 18:00 – 21:00
Ground floor


Sunday 5 March 2023, 12:00 – 15:00
Ground floor
(Limited number of seats, please register here)


About the collaboration

The building located at Mpenizelou Palaiologou Street, which once housed "DR. DELIS SA", a trading and distribution company for specialty chemical and plastic products, today hosts the new project space of Flux Laboratory Athens. The interior of the building was reactivated, for the first time after four years, with the artistic project "[a] border of dying", a collaboration of the artistic collective VIGIL with Flux Laboratory Athens and the brand IT'S A SHIRT.

Last November VIGIL (Despina Sanida Crezia and Fotini Stamatelopoulou) started working on site as artists-in-residence, taking over the old chemical laboratory on the ground floor and other spaces to conduct their artistic and choreographic research. The project title "[a] border of dying", challenging the boundaries of the words 'dying' and 'dyeing', refers both to the subject and process of the performative piece and the installation, as well as to the original identity of the building itself – a symbol of chemical industry - which is lost.

Flux Laboratory Athens in an attempt to create a linkage with the history of the building, its industrial elements, andthe notion of a “family entreprise” - a typical business model of Greek entrepreneurship-  invited Christina Christodoulou, founder of IT'S A SHIRT, to create garments that VIGIL used during their textile experimentation. 


The piece

“[a] border of dying” is an interdisciplinary collaborative research project that focuses on visual arts through the prism of textile use and discoloration,  as well as movement through which the human body is approached as a tool and the concepts of corrosion and change are explored.

VIGIL’S movement research is structured around the notions of skin, time, transformation and corrosion, effort and coexistence. The project investigates the dipole of existence / non-existence and body’s resistance in it, but also the dipole of vigour / passivity that permeates this resistance.

The process of use and discoloration of textiles is approached through the terms of territoriality, border, and the fragmented “death”, but also through a process of effort and patience.

The performance will be presented on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 20:00 & 21:30 on the 4th floor of the building with free admission.

The installation produced and curated by VIGIL during their residency is presented on the ground floor until March 4th. On Sunday, March 5th, VIGIL will host a workshop open to the public. The participants will collectively explore the techniques and process of discoloration. 



Movement: VIGIL (Despina Sanida-Crezia, Fotini Stamatelopoulou)
Installation curated by: VIGIL
Clothes made by: Christina Christodoulou / IT'S A SHIRT
Music composition: Panos Alexiadis
Lighting design: Panagiotis Tomaras
Graphic design: Studio precarity



With the support of

Flux Laboratory Athens