///”Eros” is an artistic exchange project between Eye’s Walk Digital Festival and Paadmaan projects.

We, Eye’s Walk digital festival and “Paadmaan Projects”, believe that modern society is mainly determined by denial, confrontation and differences.
Our position is af rmative, constructive. Eye’s Walk Digital festival is inspired by the poetry of Meleager 1st century BC.

“Bird-lime your kiss, Timarion,
your eyes are fire!
If you look at me-you burn,
If you touch
You have caught me fast”*
Meleager, 1st century BC, Greek poet, Greek Anthology V, 96**

We acknowledge the Eros and the thrill the causes as an opening to life and to the society. The Eros is a shared communion. When it comes out it rushes loudly in all ways and it is always revealing.
Under the title “Eros”, we aim to initiate an artistic dialogue among artists from Greece, Iran, Ireland, Germany and USA. First part is in Tehran and second part is in Athens.
We believe it is time for everyone to express themselves.
Because Eros is an act where words have power to change people, is an act of joining, of sharing, an act before death and while we are still alive.
The project focuses on fostering the “osmosis” between artists from different backgrounds and communities. By casting light on common and important issues we chal- lenge the international dialogue between people and ideas.

*We thank Mr. Standis Apostolidis for the English translation.
** Meleager, (nourished 1st century BC, b. Gadara [now Umm Qays, Jordan]), Greek poet who compiled the rst large anthology of epigrams. This was the rest of the collections that made up what is known as the Greek Anthology. Meleager’s own poems are neatly constructed, and they treat amorous themes with cleverness; they had a considerable in uence on the epigrams written during the time of the Roman Empire. He lived in Tyre and, in old age, on the Aegean island of Cos. [Encyclopedia Britannica].

Curator: Filia Milidaki

Artists: Andrew Duggan (Ireland), Angelina Voskopoulou (Greece), David Ian Bickley (Ireland), Johannes C. Gerard (Germany), Katina Bitsicas (UK)

In collaboration with:
Eye’s Walk Digital festival
Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports
Hellenic Tourism Organisation [EOT]
Europe For Festivals, EFFE Label 2019-2020
Black Box Art Center