Shelter In Love


How does prolonged social isolation affect love and artistic creativity, which generally require direct human contact? Shelter in Love explores these themes, as the world rests in suspended animation.

Since May 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, a group of artists from different countries, cultures and artistic backgrounds have found shelter in love and creativity. Through regular, virtual meetings, we formed an artistic community, exchanging ideas and creating a trove of original, quarantine-inspired content that blends a broad variety of artistic disciplines.

We worked with limited means—no professional recording studios, expensive cameras, rich costumes, fancy shooting locations and so on—but an abundance of confidence in the power of artistic creativity to overcome obstacles.

What you see on this website is a work-in-progress presentation—the artistic fruits of more than 10,000 hours of collective work over 10 months—organized in six thematic groups. Our ultimate goal is a live, in-person presentation once theatrical performances resume.

There is no ticket, but we greatly encourage and appreciate donations, which will go entirely to the project’s artists:
Katerina Alexaki, Costas Baltazanis, Sarah Bitar, Demetri Bonaros, Penny Fylaktaki, Marina Gkoumla, Dorothea Gloria, Ioanna Katsarou, Fritz Leonard, Handan Ozbilgin, Alexandra Skendrou, Chrysi Sylaidi, Marilena Triantafyllidou, Arturo Wong Sagel.

 Project coordinators: Ioanna Katsarou, Handan Ozbilgin, Demetri Bonaros.

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We hope you enjoy the journey!

Shelter in Love is organized in six thematic groups

Click each of the six tabs below to view that group's videos.

Meetings with god

Musings on god and the universe, birth and death, growth and decay, presented as a single stream with several chapters.

Lead artists: Demetri Bonaros, Penny Fylaktaki, Marina Gkoumla, Ioanna Katsarou, Arturo Wong Sagel

The isolated self

An exploration of the individual removed from society, as reflected in a series of journal entries by five different people before, during and after a pandemic-induced lockdown. Day 0 is the first day of lockdown.

Lead artists: Demetri Bonaros, Marina Gkoumla, Fritz Leonard, Arturo Wong Sagel

The days of violence

During our weekly meetings, we explored violence from numerous angles, from the domestic to the political. In the end, we came to the conclusion that the most severe type of violence is the one we are currently experiencing, unwillingly imprisoned in our shelters/homes yet unable to shut down the world outside. There is no escape from COVID-19, racism, the economic crisis, outlandish conspiracy theories and fabricated messages by corrupt leaders. Our homes are no longer a shelter; the outside world, which we so want to escape, reaches us through our computers, cell phones, TVs... we are enslaved to it.

Yet, alongside such dark expressions of violence, we also found hope and beauty: sunlight coming in through a window, the soothing voice of a lover, a story told by a child. We hope the presence of these moments in our projects will stand as the resistance against darkness.

Lead artists: Handan Ozbilgin & Dorothea Gloria

The healing of time

The Healing of Time was created based on the idea of artistic reflections and interaction. The artists in this group submitted several ideas, out of which they formed different paths—one idea leading to the other in each path. By following a particular path, the viewer will get a sense of the influences between the different artistic ideas and the interaction between ideas and artists.

The lead artists in this group, Handan Ozbilgin, Ioanna Katsarou and Chrysi Sylaidi, have created five different paths:

Path 1: Water, by Handan Ozbilgin
Path 2: Time, by Ioanna Katsarou
Path 3: The fish, by Handan Ozbilgin
Path 4: Distance, by Chrysi Sylaidi
Path 5: Letters, by Handan Ozbilgin

If you click on the path you would like to watch, you will see, in order, only the videos that belong to this path.

You can create your own path, too! Use the form at the bottom of the page.

As you see, the videos are numbered. We encourage you to create your own path by choosing the videos you would like to use and entering them in the order you prefer in the “YOUR PATH” form at the bottom of the page. Then, enter your name and email, and specify whether you want your path published on this page or not. Your name and email will NOT be published, even if you choose to publish your path. The path will be assigned a number, and people will be able to watch it by clicking the button featuring that number.

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Finding shelter in love & lemons

A few light-hearted ditties about familial love, first love… and lemons.

Lead artists: Dorothea Gloria, Chrysi Sylaidi

Shelter in Love Prompt

A brief call

First Love

When we find shelter in love, love blossoms


The Tarte Sisters

Stories of virtual reality

Narrative and theatrical pieces, about imagined future realities.

Lead artists: Katerina Alexaki, Sarah Bitar, Demetri Bonaros, Ioanna Katsarou, Fritz Leonard, Alexandra SkendrouMarilena Triantafyllidou

Kiss Trilogy - the Day after

Kiss Τrilogy - a night with no moon

Kiss Trilogy - KissRevolution




Is this real?