2017 September 15, 7 pm
Along the banks of Kifissos river of Athens, there was once a great Olive Grove. The siting of the heavy industry in the area during the 19th century, put an end to this immense garden that was marveled by historians and travelers. Now only weeds & invasive trees are growing. The traces left of the past topography are lost in the disturbing noise and are covered by the dust. During the daylight heavy trucks ply the roads emptying products in warehouses and factories. The darkness of the night though is transforming the place. The distant horizon disappears while the shadows of old and new green are emerging from the dirty roads of this unruly industrial landscape.
The olive grove was preserved intact until the 1880s, according to the map drawn by the German cartographer Johann Kaupert. Among the 170.000 trees of the time there was also mapped the first industrial building of the time, a tannery.
Dark Tree, rolling around at nights praying on an ancient river turn this land to a home turn this home to earth Guard the remembrance of the soil Skin it from the light.