Anthi Kougia & Smaragda: Indigenous, you got talent!
’Indigenous, you got talent!’’ is a performance piece whose creation was based on the structure of a trashy TV-show/ talent show/ beauty competition. It challenges the discussion around political correctness, the role of contemporary ‘’political art’’ and its representatives by celebrating the decay of a completely disoriented society. The first installment of the piece was presented as part of the Documena Easter Resurrection performance night at Baggeion Hotel, April 2017 and this is the sequel.
Anthi Kougia is a theatre and performance maker from Athens, Greece. After graduating from the Department of Theatre Studies at the National University of Athens, she completed an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has been presented in the UK, Greece, Portugal, Italy and Germany. Currently, she lives and works in Athens.
Smaragda is a pioneer in post-meta-alt-queer supremacist art. She is a PC-terrorist, a philosopher and most of all a proud Hellene. She installs, performs and screams pink metal. Talk shows and quality intellectual performance art is her unique way of exploring censorship and spirituality in contemporary times.