“SKIN is a personal comment on the question of "Greekness" and the crisis of western Capitalism, developed as a triptych and is spread over three different areas of an ex-tannery. Elli Papakonstantinou intersects these issues not with the precision of a scalpel, but with rough rawness that requires stripping down to one’s nakedness.” (Elculture.gr)
“We applauded standing on our feet. We watched it totally overwhelmed; It is just impossible to grade it; this is a masterpiece! […]
Elli Papakostantinou and the talented people of OΔC Ensemble offered us a superb political spectacle, an avant-garde resistance- so appealing to us all- and they made us think how our body is the last fortress before or against political establishment.
“Skin” is a performance [ … ]on our psychic wounds and about the freedom to love and hate this country.” By Ariadni Kanavaki, Kulturosupa
“Consisting of three components: installation, performance and dark propaganda, the show leads the audience through grief, Greek history, capitalist nature and even the building itself, into three nihilist utopias: shelters, clubs or purgatories. Within the confines and the need to get away, between the knot in the stomach and the incitement that crawls under the skin, the experience becomes a reality”. By Manolis Vamvounis, Mixtape.gr
“SKIN is a confrontation with utopia. The performance recalls mystical symbols, emblems of the past, alchemist images and consumer goods… In this performance art and poetry coexist with horror and hardness, crudeness with vitality, philosophy with the supernatural, the inmost with the evident, the past with the future.” By Irini Aivaliotou, Cat is art
“In this profane jigsaw puzzle of parallel acts…the eccentric costumes combined with the absurd details of the set design to create a hellish-like atmosphere with no exit, constantly activating mechanisms of destruction that consume both hangmen and their victims. [...] in an effort to penetrate the subconscious, to transform the event into a real experience for the audience.
“Like a Bruegel painting coming alive... SKIN is of exceptional beauty and artistic excellence, with actors who are excellently physical, being on feverish alertness and with a very sharp expressivity. Elli Papakonstantinou confronts us with the End of an Era and throws in our face all drawbacks and defaults we share, which led us where we stand today as a nation. Clichés and stereotypes that nourished past generations, pass in front of our eyes. She points the end of Western civilization, at least as we knew it today. By Maria Kiriaki, Episkinis
“Spectacular and bizarre, chaotic and deafening ...SKIN is definitely an experience” By Iiana Dimadi, Athinorama
“SKIN performance is a powerful experience and is ideal for provoking equally intense debates. And it's worth, since its awesome... a message subversive and simultaneously denouncing the entire political system: actors’ physicality and deeds are particularly eloquent, to the extend that speech sounds redundant” By Dimitris Tsatsoulis, Eleftherotypia newspaper
“The audience will understand from the very first scenes that they re about to experience an alternative theatrical performance with postmodern aesthetic to represent and comment on the nightmarish aspects of neoliberalism, the mechanistic work and authoritarian state.” (Clickatlife.gr)
“SKIN undoubtedly delivers a dense dramatic universe to the viewer, captivates and stimulates the mind with multi-layered conceptual, visual and auditory stimuli, which are not all equally straight forward; maybe, that's the reason why this performance asks for the recruitment of each, making it a personal experience, rather than a closed performance.” (Elculture.gr)