July would normally be the month that the biennial festival of Video Art Miden would take place in open public spaces in Kalamata, Greece. Due to the recent implications caused by the coronavirus measures globally, the festival in physical spaces has been postponed, but Video Art Miden team started, already since April, during the strict quarantine in Greece, to present curated video art programs online on a monthly basis on Miden’s youtube channel, continuing at the same time its collaborations with other organizations in Greece and abroad. The online screenings will continue over the next months, as, even if they were initiated due to a disturbing and unpleasant reason, they soon developed into a global meeting point between artists and the public and gave the opportunity to more art lovers in every corner of the globe to enjoy the work of well-known and young video artists from all around the world who participate in Miden’s screenings.

The online program for July includes the following video art units, which will remain open and accessible to the public from 1 to 31 of July 2020: Ophelia (curated by Nikos Podias & Gioula Papadopoulou), What matters (curated by Margarita Stavraki), Eternal Return (curated by Olga Papadopoulou) and Post Quarantine II (curated by Maria Bourika).

Participant artists/works:

Ophelia // Curated by Nikos Podias & Gioula Papadopoulou

What could be so powerful as to cause us lose touch with reality? How harmful can love be? Ophelia loves Hamlet, she learned to love him! She wishes to save him, to pull him back to life, to share his heavy burden. She is trapped in the unfulfilled, the impossible, between what she wants and what is to happen. What is to happen does not leave her much space. She experiences loss, despair and the ultimate pain. She is lost. An accident or a choice. Her ending seems sacred, reminiscent of a ceremony. In the water, where life begins. Among the beautiful, fragile, ephemeral flowers…

Iwona Ogrodzka, Submission, Poland 2019, 4.40

Nuno Veiga, Mugre, Portugal 2019, 11.20

Tania Bohuslavska, Melancholia, Ukraine 2017, 1.35

Gianluca Capozzi, Ophelia, Italy 2019, 10.18

Anna Cecilia Seaward, Sacred Geometry, Hungary 2018, 4.19

CINTAADHESIVA (Jesus Andres & Silvia Penas), The Caretaker, Spain 2018, 4.55

Tessa Ojala, Perfer et obdura, Finland 2019, 2.17

Bene Malen, spielen (PLAY), Silvia Morandi Performance, Italy 2019, 10.31

Isabel Perez del Pulgar, Tintura en negro, France 2019, 4.57

Tseng Yu Chin, Scenery other end, Taiwan 2018, 9.10

More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for Ophelia can be found here


What matters // Curated by Margarita Stavraki

A video selection, where the body, space or object convey messages through a poetic aesthetic.

Yossi Galanti, Disrupted Landscape #4, Israel 2018, 2.17

Mohamed Ismail, Five by five, Egypt 2019,5.15

Daphna Mero, Can you count to 100?, Israel 2020, 2.00

Nicholas Chin & Ernest Zacharevic, Rewild, Indonesia 2019, 4.03

Ursula San Cristobal, Public Intimacy, Spain 2019, 3.59

Marcia Beatriz Granero, Tabaroa, Brazil 2018, 6.11

Barbara Brugola, To See the Sky, Dance, Italy 2018, 3.30

Emnoyumno: Zhon-Zhon Sandyr & Kuchyran Yuri, Lud, Russia 2019, 3.39

Eta Dahlia & Iris Colomb, Semechki, UK 2018, 1.50

Stefano Croci / Maria Stella Andreacchio / Agata Torelli, Scusate la Polvere, Italy 2017, 6.23

Lorenzo Papanti, Organic Mechanisms, Italy 2019, 2.30

Matthew Henze, Stain, USA 2019, 3.09

Louise Coetzer & Oscar O’Ryan, GIVE/TAKE (the act of erasure), South Africa 2019, 3.54

Vojtech Domlatil, Waves, Czech Republic 2017, 3.00



Eternal Return // Curated by Olga Papadopoulou

10 video-artists explore the concept of an eternal ,“sisyphic” repeat, through surrealistic, philosophical, sarcastic or humorous  tales, in which the effort is often in vain and the distinction between beginnings and endings is rather inconclusive.

Andrej Polukord, Fishing No.:1, Lithuania 2018, 1.25

Lorenzo Papanti, Traction/Compression (Limit), Italy 2018, 1.41

Joacelio Batista, Ich bin der übermensch, Brazil 2018, 9.28

Deyan Clement, Ambitious Sisyphus, Serbia 2019, 2.20

Emanuelle Dainotti, San Nepomuceno, Italy 2018, 5.02

Guillaume Martial, Spontaneous habitat #2, France 2018, 2.00

Susanne Wiegner, Melting fields, Germany 2018, 8.35

Eleonora Roaro, Vanishing Point, USA 2019, 6.24

More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for Eternal Return can be found here


Post Quarantine II // Curated by Maria Bourika

Questioning on social distance: identity, environment, time.

Gerard Freixes-Ribera, Identity Parade, Spain 2017, 4.00

Anton Hecht, Breathtaking, UK 2019, 2.35

Jean-Michel Rolland, Traces:Birds, France 2018, 1.00

Gerald Habarth, Trees and Ice, USA 2019, 3.53

Anji Taratuta, Timeless, Russia 2019, 4.50

Geertrui De Vijlder, Parler de la pluie et du beau temps (English: Small talk), Belgium 2019, 4.35

Leyla Rodriguez, BOOM, Argentina/Germany 2018, 6.34

ACCI BABA, eternal return / op.1 wonderful world, Germany 2018, 1.00

Deborah Kelly, The Gods of Tiny Things, Australia 2019, 5.25

Sergey Valyaev (Voogie), MUMIY TROLL – MILOTA, 2019, Russia 2018, 3.11

Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, Alzaia(S), Italy 2019, 4.11

More info (synopsis of the works and artists’ bios) for Post Quarantine II can be found here


The programs will remain available online on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel from 1 to 31 of July 2020.