Kaliarnta – The glossary of the homosexuals & transvestites of 60’s Greece.

By Elias Petropoulos

Kaliarnta is a glossary of the idiom used between homosexuals and transvestites during the 60’s in Greece, which is thought to be the first gay slang dictionary written in any language.

“I love punks, thugs, prostitutes, rebetes and queers because they are fighting against all kinds of power and I love them because they can survive against the police, against the law, against the awful ethics of the middle class, against their passionate selves.”

– Excerpt from the introduction of the book

… there (in jail) I met punks, prostitutes, thugs and fags and for the first time I heard the “kaliarnta”, the secret language of the homosexuals. In 1968, after my release from jail, I desided to work on the “kaliarnta”. The first dictionary in the world for the slang of fags.

– Excerpt from the video

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Dimitris Taxis – Portraits

..an old one, roll-up, 2009. #dimitristaxis, #mural, #rollup

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URSOMORTO – Fabricio Brambatti

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O melhor banheiro é sempre o da nossa casa. Ocupação – São Paulo

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Fabricio Brambatti Photographer and movie director based in São Paulo – Brasil

Member of angustia.photo – Director at iconoclast.tv

Dimitris Ntokos

*2013* Photo @dimbouras #scarab #mural #dimitrisntokos

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Elias Petropoulos: An Underground World – Documentary

Watch the film with english subtitles here

Elias Petropoulos, who died in 2003, was the first Greek folklore researcher, author, and historian to document underground cultures and figures shunned by official history. A restless, inquisitive spirit, he was the enemy of academicism and the establishment.

Kalliopi Legaki’s Elias Petropoulos: An Underground World meets the author at his study in Paris, where he spent his last thirty years in self-exile. Taking the shape of a final interview, it was filmed only months before Petropoulos died of cancer. By then, he was disillusioned with Greece’s politics, tired of the prosecutions and prison terms. An active member of the Greek resistance to Nazi occupation and later an outspoken critic of repression and censorship, he had fled the junta for Paris in 1974.

Petropoulos takes us into unfamiliar realms of tradition and “Greekness” and acquaints us with all the persecuted and despised characters that fill his books. Rembetika songs, musicians, bums, spivs, prostitutes, homosexuals, convicts—all those he described as an “underground world”—meet before the camera as they once met in his writing.

Eminent artists and intellectuals—“the world above ground”—who had met and befriended him give their own account of the man. They admire his unique ability to converse with these different, hidden worlds.

The camera reveals a man who never lost the passion for his work, gleaning information for his books and subverting established views and values. Until the end, Elias Petropoulos was an unrepentant, anarchic idealist and one of the last romantics of our times.

Kalliopi Legaki, director and Maria Gentekou, producer of Elias Petroupoulos: An Underground World

Text from documenta14.de

Image from ERT

Video from www.cultureunplugged.com

Iakovos Volkov

#installation #clothes #found #athens #abandoned #circle #iakovosvolkov

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Iakovos Volkov (NAR) was born in Novorossiysk, Russia in 1982 and in 1991 moved to Greece. Currently lives and works in Athens. Since he was a child, streets have been the ultimate place for inspiration and personal expression. In recent years, his desperate need for unconstrained creativity and lack of money led him to collect materials that most people usually throw away and been neglected next to garbage bins, in abandoned buildings and ex industrial zones. Iakovos makes surprising and unexpected constructions and in situ installations with found objects such as clothes, toys, shoes, fabric etc. Not only outdoor but also indoor, he is experimenting with materials such as fuel oil, nails, threads, cans, making constructions, engraves on spray‐cans, burns carpets forming shapes from shadows and do anything else that inspires him. He spends all of his time in what he does, just creating.


Stelios Faitakis – Hell on Earth

Stelios Faitakis masterfully depicts modern subjects in a style reminiscent of iconic paintings of the Middle Ages.

The young Greek artist´s perspectives are unsettling, his content provocative. Featuring the intensive use of the color gold and halos that has become his trademark, Faitakis´s powerful images take installation to a new level that shows how criticism of current social conditions can be combined with timeless spiritual intensity in innovative ways.

The distinctive and technically outstanding visual language of the paintings of young Greek artist Stelios Faitakis skillfully combines the depiction of modern subjects with the influence of Byzantine, Russian, and Eastern iconic painting. The trademarks of his work are the intensive use of the color gold and images of halos, which were prevalent in medieval painting styles.

Faitakis´s perspectives are unsettling, his content provocative. Referencing numerous styles, his images juxtapose Medusa-headed giraffes with skateboarders riding waves of destruction or religious martyrs and bizarre gangsters with suffering lovers. Violence and death often lay siege to his landscapes.

Stelios Faitakis, who currently lives in Athens and has been painting since he was a child, builds worlds out of his images just as masterfully as he breaks them down again. The richness of detail in his work can be seen in the context of Pieter Bruegel and Mexican mural art. His powerful figurative technique takes installation to a new level that shows how criticism of current social conditions can be combined with timeless spiritual intensity in innovative ways.

Faitakis has exhibited his work in numerous successful shows around the world. Most notably, his large scale mural paintings are receiving international accolades at the 2011 Venice Biennale, where they are gracing the façade of the Danish pavilion.

Hell on Earth is Stelios Faitakis´s first comprehensive monograph. Texts by curators Katerina Gregos and Nadja Argyropoulou contextualize his apocalyptical work.

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Hell on Earth: Stelios Faitakis

By: Stelios FaitakisRelease

Date: August 2011Format: 24 x 30 cm

Features: 160 pages, full color, hardcover

Language: English

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Cryptojacking & Crypto-coin miners

From hackerbits.com

What is cryptojacking?

Cryptojacking is the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency.

Cryptojacking used to be confined to the victim unknowingly installing a program that secretly mines cryptocurrency.

Here’s the bad news…

In-browser cryptojacking doesn’t need a program to be installed.

I found this out when Jascha, a Hacker Bits subscriber, emailed us about an article in Issue 22 that was doing in-browser cryptojacking.

Below, you’ll find out more about in-browser cryptojacking and how to protect yourself.

How does in-browser cryptojacking work?

In-browser cryptojacking uses JavaScript on a web page to mine for cryptocurrencies.

JavaScript runs on just about every website you visit, so the JavaScript code responsible for in-browser mining doesn’t need to be installed.

If you think it’s nothing, think again…

You load the page, and the in-browser mining code just runs. No need to install, and no need to opt-in.

Currently (Nov 2017), in-browser mining is available for the Monero cryptocurrency.

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