The NEON contemporary art foundation presents three films by Adrian Villar Rojas at the National Observatory on the Hill of the Nymphs in central Athens on Wednesday, June 28, and July 7 and 13. The critically acclaimed Argentinean artist made the films over the course of his travels around the world, capturing the day-to-life of different people, natural landscapes and the workings of nature down to the smallest detail in a bid to underscore the perpetual evolution of man, nature and our planet. The three films – “Unknown Soldier,” “A War on Earth” and “The Most Beautiful Moment of War” – were first presented as a trilogy at the Berlin film festival in February. The screenings are part of a large-scale site-specific project by Rojas at the observatory (running through September 24, Thursdays-Sundays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., free admission), titled “The Theater of Disappearance,” where the artist asks visitors to explore the question: What does it mean to have soil beneath our feet? As the site can only be reached on foot, visitors are advised to wear walking shoes or sneakers.
National Observatory of Athens, Hill of the Nymphs, Thiseio, www.neon.org.gr