Solidarity / Αλληλεγγύη

In a Europe that faces the return of borders and the fear of the Other, solidarity is not just a viable alternative, but a necessity. In order to create an on-going video archive with multi-lingual messages, the artist Barbara Ehnes and her team asked active citizens and participants in various initiatives, in Greece and Germany, to talk about their unique concept of solidarity.

The video archive was initially presented as an installation in various locations around the city of Bochum, at the Festival Ruhrtriennale  2019, in Germany A booklet containing a selection of different quotes and notions of solidarity accompanied the work, while a rebetiko – based concert took place, bringing up the topic of Greek refugee music in the past and present.

The video archive was re-edited for Allothroe Europe, to address a wider audience. Going back to the roots, where it all started, in Greece, the team came in contact again with the participants, translated their sayings, and worked on a presentation of the project in the digital spatial. The online free distribution of the videos and the booklet, in times of self and social isolation, wishes to raise solidarity in the co-existence of the people of future Europe.

Artistic Director: Barbara Ehnes

Video montage & Design: Bettina Katja Lange

Subtitling: Alex Demetriou

Booklet translation into Greek: Katerina Christodoulidou

Collaboration in Translation: Alexandros Lavranos, Ioanna Valsamidou

Web Development: Thodoris Vlantousis

Production Assistant: Marike Splinter

Booklet design: PARAT.cc

Special thanks: Gözde Özbek

The 2019 version of the project was developed by:

Artistic Director: Barbara Ehnes, Co-Artistic Director: Yiannis Litovchenko, Composition and Musical Direction: Eleftherios Veniadis, Video montage: Özlem Konuk, Bettina Katja Lange, Greek language videos: Alexandra Masmanidi, Alex Demetriou, Dramaturgy: Anne Mahlow, Transcript, translation, subtitling: Noemi Baumblatt, Alex Dimitriou, Mohammed Fahmy Eid, Markus Kubesch, Ece Özbek, Marie Theis, Benjamin Suess, Booklet Design: PARAT.cc

The project is presented with the financial support and under the aegis of the  Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece.

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Michael Afoloyan
Athens
Musician, activist
Anasa

Nikos Agapakis
Pireus
Teacher, activist
Open School for Immigrants
Hope School Skaramagas Refugee Camp

Milia Akkouris
Atlanta, Athens
Flight attendant, activist

Alex
Athens
Citizen

Chalil Alizada
Athens
Performer

Neu in Deutschland
Bochum
/w Issam Alnajm, Dorte Huneke-Nollmann

 Margarita Amarantidi
Athens
Actress

Nicholas Anastasopoulos
Athens
Architect, professor

Hospice work at the Essen University Hospital
/w Dr. rer. nat. Ferya Banaz-Yasar, Karin Scheer, Ulrike
Ritterbusch

Kai Bauer
Chios
Activist
Chios activists /w Clément
Drouhard, Antonis Vorrias, Michalis Vorrias, Yannis Koutsodontis

Bunmi Bolaji
Bochum
DARF e.V.

Christopher Bruckman
Bochum
dorisdean /w Anna Júlia
Amaral, Philipp Hohmann, Miriam Michel, Kübra Sekin

atelier automatique
Bochum
/w Eva Busch, Helene Ewert

Castro
Athen
Activist
Refugee Village for Freedom /w Keti Spyropoulou, Linda Majors

Chloe Kritharas Devienne
Athens
Photographer, singer

Esra Dogan
Athens
Activist, law student

Sofia Dona
Athens, Munich
Artist, architect

Clément Drouhard
Chios
Student, Activist
Chios activists /w Kai Bauer, Antonis Vorrias, Michalis Vorrias, Yannis Koutsodontis

Maria Egglezaki
Athens
Actress

Dokumentation Ruhrtriennale

Elder Philipos
Mount Athos
Hieromonk

Bridget Fonkeu
Mülheim
Academic assistant
TU Dortmund
Silent University Ruhr /w Justin Fonkeu, Niklas Tijé-Dra, Mohamad Omar

Justin Fonkeu
Mülheim
Representative City of Mülhheim
Silent University Ruhr /w Bridget Fonkeu, Niklas Tijé-Dra, Mohamad Omar

Samuel Gavrielidis
Athens
Publisher

Vicky Georgouli
Chios
Business owner

Christos Giovanopoulos
Athens
Social anthropologist, activist

Markus Heißler
One World Center Herne

Aidim Joymal
Elefsina
Performer

Anthony Karagiorgas
Thessaloniki
bios coop, per.ka

Nick Karametos
Athens
Electronics engineer

Nursel Kayikci
Duisburg
Pastoral Social Center Petershof

Constantine Kokossis
Athens
Social Policlinic and Pharmacy

Christos Korolis
Moschato
Solidarity School Mesopotamia

Dimitris Koumatsoulis
Thessaloniki
Social Cooperative
Factory Vio.Me

Yannis Koutsodontis
Chios
Head nurse
Chios Hospital
Chios activists /w Kai Bauer, Clément Drouhard, Antonis Vorrias, Michalis Vorrias

Ismail Erdogan
Athens
Activist

Tobias König
KostNixLaden Bochum

Yiannis Litovchenko
Athens
Architect, musician

Marios Lolos
Athens
Photoreporter, activist

Stefanos Loukopoulos
Athens
Director of Vouli Watch

Johannah Nomatlou Mahlangu
Winterveld in South Afrika
The Golden Youth Club

Linda Majors
London
Activist
Refugee Village for Freedom
/w Castro, Keti Spyropoulou

Giorgios Maniatis
Athens
City Plaza

Meteoros
Athens
Musician, graphic designer

Samir Mhanna
Athens
Activist
Refugee Village for Freedom /w Castro, Keti Spyropoulou, Linda Majors

Miriam Michel
Bochum
dorisdean /w Anna Júlia Amaral,
Christopher Bruckman, Philipp Hohmann, Kü bra Sekin

Barbara Moulas
Athens
Victoria Square Project

Matteo Nucci
Rome, Athens
Writer

Georgios Papadopoulos
Athens
Writer

Polixeni Papalexi
Elliniko
Pharmacist
Metropolitan Social Clinic

Pater Oliver
Duisburg-Marxloh
Pastoral Social Center Petershof

Maria Petinaki
Athens
Architect, activist

Pablo Prieto
Athens
Activist, biologist
Squat Rosa da foc, Fairspot

Dr. Anneliese Rauhut
Essen
Doctor
Malteser medicine for people without health insurance /w Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Nehen, Karl-Heinz Ilgner, Prof. Dr. K. G. Pistor

Rebetiko
/w Thymios Stouraitis, Maria Kapetanidou, Marios
Lolos, Samuel Gavrielidis, Chloe Kritharas Devienne, Takis
Geros, Yiannis Litovchenko

Karin Scheer
Hospice work at the Essen University Hospital /w Dr. rer. nat. Ferya Banaz-Yasa, Ulrike Ritterbusch

Wolfgang Schaumberg
Bochum
GoG (Gegenwehr ohne Grenzen)
FAW (Forum Arbeitswelten Deutschland und China)

Kübra Sekin
Bochum
dorisdean /w Anna Júlia Amaral,
Christopher Bruckman, Philipp Hohmann, Miriam Michel

Celine Spieker
Bochum
Hellas-Solidarität

Marius Stelzmann
Düsseldorf
Coalition against BAYERDangers

Elena Stolaki
Thessaloniki
Cultural center Eterotopia

Keti Spyropoulou, Athens
O allos anthropos, social kitchen
Refugee Village for Freedom /w Castro, Linda Majors

Costas Terzopoulos
Thessaloniki
Bicycle activist, DJ

Niklas Tijé-Dra
Mülheim
BA cultural science
Silent University Ruhr /w Bridget Fonkeu, Justin Fonkeu, Mohamad Omar

 Dimitris Theodoropoulos
Athens
Architect

Marie Tragousti
Athens / Berlin
Student

Luca Trams
Bochum
Activist
Fridays for Future

Lenio – Thalassa
Athens
Yoga teacher

Prodromos Trochidis
Athens
Filmmaker, musician

Jenny Tsiropoulou
Athens
Activist
The Press Project

Alina Tsobanelli
Activist
Exarheia

Ioanna Valsamidou
Athens
Dramaturge
Mind the fact

Stratis Vogiatzis
Athens
Filmmaker, photographer

Antonis Vorrias
Chios
Activist
Chios activists /w Kai Bauer,
Clément Drouhard, Michalis Vorrias, Yannis Koutsodontis

Michalis Vorrias
Chios
Activist
Chios activists /w Kai Bauer, Clément Drouhard, Antonis Vorrias, Yannis Koutsodontis

Sissi Vouvou
Athens
Activist
Tomov

Mag Wompel
Bochum
Activist
Labournet Germany

Sevasti Saridaki
Athens
Activist