Elouda: Solidarity to Locality
video portrait
Sithonia, Chalkidiki, Greece, 2017

A short video made while in an artist residency in Pyrgadikia – Agios Nikolaos, Sithonia, Chalkidiki, Greece.

Surrounded by lush olive groves a few steps from Elaionas beach Artist and Performer Maria Softis stewards a small piece of paradise where she shares her collaborative practice, promotes “solidarity to locality”  and is influenced by spontaneous inspirations and healing from the animal and vegetal kingdom.

The “Elouda” experience is aromatic fair trade organic coffee, Greek beers, cocktails with garden herbs along with the superb tsipouro from Metangitsi village, white bio-wine from Peloponese, red bio-wine “Kokkineli” from Maria’s family vineyard, hand-made ice-creams from Diva in Sykia village, cheese from Stathoris and Lerissos, fresh bio-vegetables straight from the Elouda garden and home-made local dishes.