An Empire: A Performance-in-Print in 7 Acts with Richard Hancock, 2022-2023


‘An Empire’ is now being made available in an edition of 200 copies.

An Empire is a multi-year research project by artists Richard Hancock and Litsa Kiousi.

Drawing on their very different and complex relationships to European identity — Hancock as a UK national, and Kiousi as a Greek citizen, both residing for well over a decade in Germany — the artists endeavour to explore the histories, atrocities, presents and futures of empire building. Together they ask how these practices may be identified, articulated, subverted and resisted.
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there`s been trouble in paradise - The Vinyl

Limited Edition of 100 copies 


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Originating in Litsa Kiousi´s choreographic work „There´s been trouble in paradise“ (2019), the album explores the culture of fear. The energy that thrives from the physicality of the performers and the intensity of the images created in a live event have been transferred to a sonic atmosphere. New arrangement of the original sound composition captures the essence of the visual performance and unveils an aural image in sound and words.


This album is the extract of the brutality, intimacy and urgency of the eerie environment in which we are expected to function.


Text: Litsa Kiousi
Vocals: Litsa Kiousi and Marco Wittorf
Original sound composition, Arrangements by Alexandros Drymonitis
Mixed, Mastered by Hopek Quirin & Kris Limbach
Produced by Litsa Kiousi and Marco Wittorf

Supported by GVL Stipend as part of NEUSTART KULTUR

Photography by Mayra Wallraff

Graphics / Design by Richard Hancock and Litsa Kiousi

© Litsa Kiousi 2022. All rights reserved