Interdisciplinary event Medusa
Six young artists from Finland, Spain, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia revive the legend of the origin of Koper.
According to tradition, the goddess Athena wore Medusa's head on her shield. Poseidon, the god of the sea, is said to have indignantly pursued Pallado - Athena because she overtook him and gave the city its name and carried the head of his beloved Medusa on her shield. During the escape, Athena wanted to rest on the banks of the Rižana river, where she was overtaken by Poseidon. Athena fled, but the waves of the sea took away her shield, which was supposed to turn into a rocky cliff in the shape of a shield, on which the city later grew. Because the shield was covered with goat skin, after the Greek Egis, the city was named Aegida and then Capraria.
The project promotes the capabilities of the cultural and creative sector, which, through interdisciplinary artistic creation, offers young people new opportunities for creative participation in the preservation of intangible cultural heritage.
Authors: Cezara-Adriana Damian - Romania, Urška Medved and Uršula Vratuša Globočnik - Slovenia, Cristina Pellicer Gomez - Spain, Marika Schultze - Finland and Mia Štark - Croatia.
Artistic director: Dr. Mateja Palčič Puzzer.