A Climate Disobedience Act
There is a northern wind that blows over the Aegean Sea in the summer known as the meltemi. These winds are formed from high pressures in the Balkans and low pressures in the Middle East passing from the northern Aegean, through the islands, and ending in the south. From late June to October, the meltemia cool the islands with fresh, sometimes rough air and expose an exceptional daylight, shaping the extraordinary experience of living there. Delos, as its name declares, is the island in the middle of the Aegean were shining air becomes visible as a natural and cultural phenomenon. Now, under climate disaster, intense summer heat and heavy rains occur more frequently in Europe, weakening the meltemia. In this way, a vital aspect of Aegean cultures since early antiquity, will probably steadily diminish, and maybe even disappear altogether in the coming decades.
5th Mykonos Biennale, October 2021
curated by Lydia Venieri
camera: Phoebe Giannisi
editing: Efthymia Dimitrakopoulou