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the OPENING CEREMONY of
the ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES

conceived, visualised and directed by
DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU

the ceremony happened one night
on 13 August 2004

this online memory of the journey
came alive ten years later

with documentary videos by
ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI
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"The ceremony I dreamt of creating had clarity of form and economy of colour, focused exclusively on art history, took a sensual approach…"
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oceania / a song for the athletes by björk
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ceremony photographs