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Dionysia Mylonaki

Dionysia is interested in research methodologies that lie at the intersection of art and ethnography. In her current work, she explores aspects of the Marshall plan in Greece through the eyes of the aid receivers, examining the relationship between the ways individuals perceived aid and the ways they understood the political landscape. Through tracing narrations, the project also brings to the surface the mechanisms of resilience and community development that groups invented. Offered artefacts compound the physical aspect of the project (e.g. handmade objects, objects of foreign aid, the diary of a guerilla fighter and photographs). These offer some interpretation to the testimonies and in some cases, they question the efficiency and purposes of aspects of the aid programme. Dionysia will use her time at Metal to make sense of the material she has collected, edit her footage and consider ways of curating these stories.