Synergastirion Melpomene/Don't Push Your Luck

The muse of tragedy.
On the 27th of june 2015 at Synergastirion as a final ritual to honor Melpomene, initially the Muse of Singing who then became the Muse of Tragedy, we turned the space of the Stoa of Merchants into a lucky/tragic game of cards in which nobody wins.
For this we created an interactive instalation with video-projection mapping, sound scaping and live silkscreen printing. The name of this project Don’t push your luck!
For this project, Sergio Ko invited -on behalf of the Synergastirion–  renowned musician Anthony P (Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and director Constantin Pilavios (movieteller, within) to create the game using Arduino, video projection mapping and sound-scaping, colleagues and friends to each  illustrate a figure for a deck, drawing on inspiration from Melpomene. Printed by members of the SynergastirionTypokomeio, Costas ZisimopoulosOlimpia LioniMargarita Konstantinidou with special help from Chrisanthos and his custom made Kounia Bella” screen printing machine, in the Stoa of Merchants on the 30th-31st May 2015, by silkscreen printing by hand, on Munken Pure Rough paper 300gsm from Perrakis Papers.
Deck illustrations by:
Vassilis Georgiou  Jack of Spades
Eleana Mavrofrydi Queen of Spades
Stelios Spanoudakis King of Spades
Thanos Tsilis  Jack of Clubs
Petros Christoulias Queen Of Clubs
Petros Bouloubasis King of Clubs
Sofia Touliatou Jack of Hearts
Kostas Kiriakakis  Queen Of Hearts
Michael Dialynas King of Hearts
Costas Theoharis  Jack of Diamonds
Markos Zouridakis Queen Of Diamonds
Fotis Varthis King of Diamonds
Deck Art direction, Custom typeface & Graphic design:
Olympia Lioni  Ost2
Kostas Gotza Zisimopoulos Gotza
The event was presented by Konstantina Polytimi Zerdeba Brikori as the Muse “Melpomene”.
The Project was part of the Gold EBGE winning Project “Synergastirion” in 2016