Durational Performance art


is a compelling durational performance art piece by KIMVI. This evocative performance is set in the abandoned train station of Miloi in Argolida, Greece. The performance art intricately integrates materials found on the disused train tracks and the existing bench on the platform of the Miloi train station, transforming them into a stage setting. Through this artistic exploration, the performance seeks to delve into the station's transition from past to present, embracing the profound essence of time's passage.

At the heart of the performance are the platform bench and the station itself, both serving as powerful metaphors for waiting and pausing – encapsulating the essence of in-between moments experienced during departures and arrivals. These spaces for waiting become immersive realms where time appears to expand, slow down, and become tangible, offering profound insights into the human experience, our intricate relationship with time, and the captivating narratives woven within moments of standstill or transition. They represent the threshold spaces between origin and destination, past and future, and stillness and movement.

The artistic exploration of "Waiting" within the performance creates an engaging dialogue, encouraging the community to participate in a shared, interactive experience. Similar to our experiences on the platform, these chance meetings impact us individually and contribute to our personal and collective growth. As we wait at the station, we meet others joining our journey. The participants embody these encounters and become co-creators in shaping the final performance outcome through a simple gesture, contributing to a collective meditation on the transient yet impactful moments of pause within our lives and the broader community, prompting deep reflection on the moments of pause amidst our constant movement towards new experiences and destinations.

is a British-born Vietnamese Visual and Performance artist. She also works in China at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in the Department of Architecture. KIMVI is known for addressing crucial themes such as history, heritage, and societal and environmental concerns, especially in relation to public spaces and sustainable art and design production. Central to her holistic artistic philosophy is the pivotal role of the design principle of economy, which she leverages to create innovative work.

Throughout her career, Kimvi has gained international recognition both as an artist and an educator, contributing to various organizations and festivals across the globe. Her work has been featured on prominent platforms, including the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, Art Central in Hong Kong, China, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Notably, she has also participated in the Territori Festival in Ibiza, Spain, the International Theatre and Art Festival in Valladolid, Spain, and had her work showcased in institutions like the Eugenio de Almeida Foundation in Evora, Portugal, and the National Centre For Contemporary Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, to name a few.

Kimvi's art has been exhibited worldwide and included in Permanent Public Art Collections. Her notable installation, '3 Mountains', is a part of the Xi Art Open Air Museum in Jiangxi Province, China, and her work is also featured at the BFM Art Center in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

Her contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and honours, including the 2024-2025 NL Scholarship in the Netherlands and the 2023 ArchiShorts Award at the Architecture + Design Film Festival in Canada.

The performance will take place at the Myloi Railway Station, Myloi