Video Art Miden continues its online screenings, presenting 3 new programs in September on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel.
Artists from 15 countries meet online at Miden’s screenings, in 3 thematic programs which detect contemporary reality and set questions for our world through various artistic forms of contemporary video art.
More specifically in September, video art friends around the world will have the opportunity to watch a selection of video works that listens to and critically comment on dystopian versions of our world and the human existence before or after the catastrophe (Frozen), a selection that comments on the global contemporary sociopolitical situation and the “thesis” of human in it (Meta-Thesis), both curated by Olga & Gioula Papadopoulou, and a tribute to videodance as a means of artistic expression (Dancing for a reason) curated by Margarita Stavraki, a program initially screened in July in the frame of the international dance festival Dance Days Chania, in Crete (GR).
Curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou
Weird things happen and nothing is as it seems. The world(s) seem frozen in another space and time, in multiple parallel realities. Is it the calmness before destruction? Or is it the stillness that follows it, before a new beginning?
Yiorgos Drosos, The boss’s chair, Greece 2013, 1.05
Antonello Matarazzo, BUG, Italy 2019, 6.40
Francisco Jose Fargas, La Femme Cerf (The deer woman), Spain 2018, 7.52
Sandrine Deumier, Realness – Cloud and Dust, France 2018, 8.00
Javier Galan Rico, El Cobertizo, Spain 2019, 1.00
Sávio Leite, lacrimosa, Brazil 2019, 3.00
Ubu Kung, Touchstone No.1, UK and UAE 2019, 3.08
Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian, Documentation Report (No. 0617 – 0918), Germany/Bulgaria 2019, 4.50
Methas Chantawongs, Interference, Thailand 2016, 7.51
Anna Grigorian, Unsettled, Armenia/Canada 2018, 7.18
Shahar Marcus, El-Rujm, Israel 2019, 9.40
More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for “Frozen” can be found here
Curated by Olga & Gioula Papadopoulou
What has become of humanity in our meta world? 8 video artists collect and process thoughts about humanity, state their philosophical/political point of view and attempt to capture the essence of our current being.
[“Thesis” in the Greek language means “position in space” (literally) and “point of view” (metaphorically). “Meta” means “after”. The compound word “metathesis” in Greek means “transfer to a new location”.]
Hana Yoo, Anthropology of Dead Body, Germany 2019, 11.00
Nikos Kostopoulos, Unnamed symphony, Netherlands 2017, 1.13
Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif, Kopacabana, Brazil 2019, 13.33
Kuesti Fraun, Order is chaos, Germany 2019, 1.30
Eta Dahlia, Capricorn, UK 2018, 2.18
Francisco-Julian Martinez-Cano & Athanasia Stergiaki, ALC-SKG, Greece 2019, 2.25
Nuno Veiga, Carnival of Resistance, Portugal 2019, 6.42
Hamza Kirbas, Suspended, Turkey 2019, 4.33
More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for “Meta-Thesis” can be found here
Dancing for a reason
Curated by Margarita Stavraki
Why does an artist use dance on screen as a mean of artistic expression? Is the story that she/he wants to tell us more expressive through movement? Is it the rhythm and the image of the moving bodies that activates her/him? Or is it the dance itself that tries to put it on the screen frame and see it as a spectator?
The selection was initially screened at the international dance festival Dance Days Chania, Crete, in July 2020.
Αnastasia Diga, The rosetta mission vol.1, Greece 2016, 5.26
Barbara Brugola, To See The Sky, Dance, Italy 2018, 3.30
Daphna Mero, Washed, Israel 2012, 13.18
Marta Arjona & Alexia Pascual, L’aroma de la terra mullada li sembla més dolça que mai, Spain 2019, 4.57
Louise Coetzer & Oscar O’Ryan, GIVE/TAKE (the act of erasure), South Africa 2019, 3.54
The programs will remain open on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel from 1 to 30 of September 2020: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ly7FIRWx2-fXyrAulY-DQ