Museum of Human Behavior 2014
The theatrical installation "Museum of Human Behavior", directed by Nikos Diamantis, use the spaces of the Benaki Museum to present a post-dramatic mosaic of human actions, sounds, images, objects. Performers are the living exhibits – the gifts of our culture. Viewers undertake to explore the paradoxical performance, using, as they think, maps and clues, thus transforming both the sequence of events and the layout of the installation. The museum, stripped of its original meanings, becomes a marginal place.
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Nikos Diamandis is a Greek director and actor. He was born in Athens and studied Theater in Thessaloniki, at the Dramatic Art Review. He studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In 1985 he founded the Semio Theater. He has directed about a hundred plays in theater and he has presented contemporary writers, many of them for the first time in Greece as: Heiner Müller,
Bernard-Marie Koltès, Petrushevskaya, etc. He has directed important plays of world repertoire as well as Ancient Tragedy. He has also directed Opera for the National Opera as well as Theater for Television and Radio.
He has participated in many important International Festivals in Greece and abroad, representing Greece, after being selected by the Ministry of Culture. He teaches directing at the Department of Theatrical Studies of the University of Athens. Until February 2020 he was Artistic Director at the Municipal Theater of Piraeus.