Video Art Miden collaborates with ToPikap in Thessaloniki (Greece), presenting 2 video-dance programs curated by Margarita Stavraki and Maria Bourika in a 2-day tribute dedicated to dance and movement, on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of March, 2023. Exhibition space and screening hours: To Pikap Kato (57, Olympou str, Thessaloniki), 18:00-23:00.
The tribute brings together artists from UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Canada, USA, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Greece, in different video works based on choreography and kinesiology both for dancers and for various visual artistic elements, as well as for the camera itself. The ingenuity of the video artists and the combined experimentation with various art forms and techniques (animation, performance, compositing) combined with the imagination and conceptual range of the choreographers and dancers, compose a tribute that rhythmically seduces us and surprises us.
v–Dance ALWAYS // Curated by Margarita Stavraki // Duration: 43 min
A video-dance selection with high technical characteristics, where dance, rhythm and movement become either the object of research or the medium of narration.
Fran Orallo, Liquid room, UK 2019, 3.10
Shon Kim, BOOKANIMA: Dance, S. Korea and USA 2018, 7.31
Grigoris G. Gaitanaros, Face the Fact Co. Jazz’d, Greece 2019, 2.33
Fu LE, MASS, France 2019, 10.00
Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque, back!, Italy 2018, 3.25
Sheila Garcia, Habitat, Spain 2019, 14.00
More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for “v-Dance ALWAYS” here: https://rb.gy/p8yzbv
Post Quarantine I // Curated by Maria Bourika // Duration: 37 min
Questioning on social distance: body – space – dance.
Svetlana Ochkovskaya, The Seen, UK 2019, 3.15
Ursula San Cristobal, Desastres maravillosos (Marvelous disasters), Spain 2019, 3.45
ACCI BABA, theo +/-, Germany 2018, 3.14
Leila Ziu, Music video for Pearson Sound’s ‘Earwig’, UK 2018, 4.19
Dimitris Papadopoulos, Intershapes, Greece 2019, 3.03
Socos & Marina Piniatorou, Core. part III, Greece 2019, 4.44
Allison Beda, All about you, Canada 2017, 3.45
Dasha Lyubimova & Nikita Semykin, Frida Kahlo, Kazakhstan 2019, 02.41
Michael Mersereau, The Paradist: Sharp Shooter, USA 2019, 03.45
Irena Paskali, Open dialog, Germany/Russia 2018, 3.51
More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for “Post Quarantine I” here: https://rb.gy/ystzxy
The program of each day will be screened in a loop.
More info: www.festivalmiden.gr