Programme 2022

25 Jul - 12 Aug20:00 - 00:00

Shizuka Hariu Installations exhibition

Free entrance

Exhibition of the unique installations designed by Dr. Shizuka Hariu for Kera Village.

Shizuka Hariu, whose work combines architecture and scenography is a multi-awarded artist who has exhibited her work in the world’s greatest art venues, from the British Museum to the Tokyo Opera. In July, she will be in Rokka and Kera, completing her work. Inspired by the legends and traditions of our region, the imposing light of the full moon and this year’s Giortes Rokka’s theme, reflection, the work of the acclaimed artist will illuminate the visible and invisible worlds created by the meeting of the past and the future. The meeting of the life that once existed in the villages with the life we ​​dream will come again.

Her work will consist of two parts.

The first one is the special scenography of the central stage on the archaeological site of Kissamos where the musical events of Giortes Rokkas take place, culminating in the full moon of August. Hariu’s construction is inspired by this year’s theme, reflection, and creates a visual reflection of the moon.

The second one is a constellation of 10 unique lighting installations, in Kera, which will be inspired by local legends, stories and traditions, in collaboration with local artisans and the dramatists of Giortes Rokkas, as well as the local group “Chania story-tellers”. From July 25 to August 12, visitors can wander around the picturesque streets of Kera, admire the lightning installations and indulge into the local myths and traditions.


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Concept and Design: Shizuka Hariu / SHSH Architecture + Scenography

The Dramaturgy of the installations is based on stories and local legends preserved by oral tradition

Story research and editing: Vania Stampolaki “Storytellers of the city of Chania”

Story editing and translation: Dimitris Prousalis

Original text of Pirates of Gramvousa island: Angeliki Mpemplidaki

Storytellers of Cretan myths and legends: Stefanis Tsontakis, Katina Kastanaki, Kostis Gavrilakis, Athina Charitaki, Mety Panagiotopoulou, Koula Tsontaki, Sofia Arkouli, Kostis Kastanakis, Thodoris Paraskakis, Angeliki.

Design Consultant: Shin Hagiwara / SHSH Architecture + Scenography

Materials and Construction supervisior: Thodoris Paraskakis

Construction: Vasilis Kastrinakis, Sifis Xristakis

Printings: Mpampis Katsoulakis

Lighting construction: Tasos Chairetakis

Model Making: Manon Boncourt / SHSH Architecture + Scenography



Rokka and Kera villages are located in the northwest of the Prefecture of Chania, in the Municipality of Kissamos, 12 km from Kissamos, 39 km from Chania and 55 km from Chania airport. Following the E65 National Road from Chania to Kissamos, and turning to the Nopigia to Kera – Rokka hub, you will not have difficulty finding us. Giortes Rokkas area in Kera is located next to the church in the center of the village, on the main road from which you will come.