The Athens–Kassel Ride: The Transit of Hermes
by Ross Birrell

12–2 pm
Dionysiou Areopagitou, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens

Launch event of The Athens-Kassel Ride, starting at St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis on Dionysiou Areopagitou

Inspired by Aimé Tschiffely’s trek from Buenos Aires to New York (1925–28), The Athens-Kassel Ride is conceived by Ross Birrell in collaboration with Peter van der Gugten.

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Ross Birrell

Things tend to get personal, at times: I owe my acquaintance with Ross Birrell to Gustav Metzger, whose exhibition In Memoriam, dedicated to Walter Benjamin, I organized at Kunsthalle Basel in 2006. As…


Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

with Ross Birrell, David Harding, Athens State Orchestra, and Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)

The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is the Polish composer’s best-known work. It is a poignant lament for orchestra and soprano in three movements, each focusing on the sense of hopelessness, separation…


The Transit of Hermes

by Ross Birrell

The Athens-Kassel Ride—a mobile, participatory, human-equine ensemble performed over 100 days—is a 3000 km equestrian long ride across Europe linking the two cities of documenta 14…