“Mother Puce” - FoKiaNou Art Space

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“Mother Puce” - FoKiaNou Art Space
FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present a three-day-long installation and performance piece, “Mother Puce: Chapter 1 – Rhymes for Fleas and Pests”, a project by American artist Ella Goodine-Richardson that brings together a series of hand-made costumes, a cantastoria, as well as a performance element.

“Mother Puce” (like Mother Goose) uses the metaphor of 
nursery rhymes to tell stories based on real events against a backdrop of fabric-constructed scenes and large textile props. Gaining inspiration through research in the history of dress and tastemaking, Goodine-Richardson uses textiles, performance, sound and video to re-examine and question the meanings conventionally assigned to everyday objects and sounds.

She will 
be performing her cantastoria Mother Puce: Rhymes for Fleas and Pests on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-4 October, at various times. Wine and refreshments will be served each day and there will be opportunities to speak to the artist. Ella Goodine-Richardson is from Indianapolis, Indiana.

She received her Bachelor’s of Art at 
Hampshire College in Aesthetic Philosophy and Costume. She has held public performances in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Washington D.C., and Amherst, Massachusett. She has exhibited her work at L’Etna in Paris, France, The Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis, The Wonder Box in Farmville, North Carolina, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. She is currently working with People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street in New York City on a cantastoria about climate justice and capitalism, as well as a puppet performance on health care and access in the United States. 

FokiaNou Art Space is an artist-run project space in the intimacy of a small apartment in an old building in the center of Athens. The space encourages collaborative creative efforts between Greek and foreign artists, thereby promoting and supporting the local art community. The space hosts exhibitions, workshops and projects under the direction of two artists, Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris.


  • When: 02 Oct 2019 - 04 Oct 2019
  • Time: 16:00 - 21:00
  • Where: Fokianou Art Space, Fokianou 24
  • Title: “Mother Puce” - FoKiaNou Art Space
  • Email: info@fokianou247.gr
  • Website: www.fokianou247.gr/