Danae Theodoridou

Performance and Artistic Research



You Have One Unread Message was created and presented as part of Performance Matters research project.

You Have One Unread Message aimed to share and discuss questions and concerns wishing to explore the potentials of performance through written interactions with people I have met on various occasions. This took the form of an online project that moved dia-logically (through and across –written– speech) as a one-off email exchange between different recipients and myself. Occupying the space of an otherwise mundane activity (that of emailing) the project created a mailing chain aimed to expand and exhaust the question ‘What are the potentials of performance?’ through the different voices and directions that its dialogue took. It was presented in the form of a paper scroll including all its writings and exhausting once more -this time in the materiality of a 25 metres long paper object- its main question of interest.


Contributors of the list -either with the writings or the silences they offered to the work- were

Eleftheria Rapti, Ioanna Asimakopoulou, Bojana Kunst, Joe Kelleher, Efrosini Protopapa, Myriam Van Imschoot, Reveka Tsiligaridou, Konstantina Georgelou, Ivana Muller, Karen Christopher, Maaike Bleeker, Annalaura Alifuoco, Karin Verbruggen, and George Papadatos

Photos by

Ch. Holka