New Civic Rituals
Networks of Trust
Kyriaki Goni
Project description

Supported by Onassis Foundation.

Networks of Trust is an offline network hosting short stories about possible futures for the Aegean and Mediterranean area, in terms of population movement, technology and the climate emergency. A multimedia installation of network nodes, drawings, audio, flags, notes and ‘community building realtime science fiction’, its data storage system is resilient to potential censorship and control, and access is based on proximity. The project is based on the principle of an island, combining isolation and connectivity as a starting point for reimagining the future of networks.


Kyriaki Goni (Greece) is an artist born and based in Athens. Working across media, she creates expanded, multi-layered installations. She connects the local and the global by critically touching on subjects such as privacy, networks, ecosystems and infrastructures, and human-machine relationships. Her work incorporates fiction as well as scientific research. She has presented work internationally in solo (Aksioma, Drugo More, Onassis Foundation) and group shows (Transmediale, Trondheim Biennial, Glass Room, Melbourne Triennial, Abandon Normal Devices, MoCA, ISEA, SIGGRAPH etc). She is a Delfina Foundation resident (2019) and a fellow of Niarchos ARTWORKS (2018). Her practice includes workshops, talks and writing (Neural #65, Leonardo Journal MIT, Melbourne Triennial etc). She holds a BA in Visual Arts and an MA in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she also obtained teacher training. Prior to that, she completed graduate and postgraduate degrees on Social Anthropology in Athens and in Leiden, Netherlands.

The Onassis STEGI was inaugurated in December 2010 in Athens, as a new cultural centre accessible to all, a space which hosts events and actions across the whole spectrum of the arts from theatre, dance, music, cinema and the visual arts to digital and hybrid art and the written word. Its mission is the promotion of contemporary cultural expression, the cultivation of international collaborations, the support of Greek artists, education and lifelong learning, as well as the co-existence and interaction of sciences, innovation and arts. STEGI is an initiative of the Onassis Foundation.


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This project opens in October 2020.
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