Recently, we’ve had the pleasure to catch up with the exceptional Greek artist Eleni Theofilaktou for a quick chat. She studied Fine Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & East London University and Theatre at Pateraki Drama School. Due to her theatre studies Theofilaktou’s eclectic work often escapes in space (installation) or is formulated in live actions (performance). Her most recent work consists of a series of paintings and sketches inspired by Emily Dickinson and a performance with the title “those little anodynes”. She is currently working on the facilitation of a workshop in Body Architecture (performance).
What’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Whether my mind and body are connected.
What makes you forget time?
Any contemplation on the eternal extinguishes time; as when we walk, we forget there are ants on the ground and we step into them.
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
A piece of paper, a good pencil and tranquility.
Who has influenced you the most?
Mathematics. More specifically the mathematical logic, which is your passport to freedom.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Do not throw pearls before swine