Syntrofi “An Invitation to Dine on Privilege”

Participatory lunch performance produced with the School of Love for the “Exercises in Awareness” program, “Women and Children First” festival, Vooruit, Ghent | January – February 2019.

Syntrofi [σύντροφοι] is a Greek compound word – coming from feed [trofi] and together [syn] – which translates to: “companions, comrades, lovers…”

Syntrofi takes on a perspective of a vulnerable observer, who looks into art and education institutions from within the position of the marginal and the excluded. Around the lunch table, the audience and performers will become Syntrofi. Personal stories on privilege will be served, chewed on, and digested through the conversations and engaged togetherness that acknowledges the complexity of contradicting desires.

This project was first initiated in 2017 by Elli Vassalou and developed within the School of Love [SOL]. In this iteration, Syntrofi will be co-created and performed by the School of love and The Post Collective members: Yared Yilma, Elli Vassalou, Hazal Arda, Weronika Zalewska, Adva Zakai, Martina Petrovic, Marcus Bergner, and Sawsan Maher.