Video Art Miden collaborates with this year’s edition of FONLAD festival of video art & performance, Portugal, presenting a Greek video art program, entitled “If you ever get close to a human”.

The program, curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou, presents 5 video art works by Greek creators selected from the last edition of Video Art Miden, combining different forms and genres of contemporary video art. Xanthippi Papadopoulou & Panos Boudouroglou present a video dance piece depicting a claustrophobic and disturbing “prêt a porter”. Kristian Xypolias creates a symbolic short film, taking us to a post-apocalyptic world, where men compete for the last bottle of water on earth. Anastasia Lamprou in a double action explores and symbolically draws the limits of the physical and mental space through sound, rhythm and a movement neurotic and hypnotic at the same time. Makis Kyriakopoulos, taking inspiration from biology, uses a digital morphogenesis as a method, where new forms replace the former ones through the logic of optimization, via an open system of states of constant interaction. The human figure vanishes in nature reflecting it and gradually absorbed by it. The interaction of human action and nature is also a core theme of the work by Eleni Magklara, Stelios Papiemidoglou & Efi Roufagala. The central idea of the video is the human imprint on Earth and the evolution of audiovisual media used to record humans’ achievements -but at the same time the adverse impact of their imprint on the planet. The title of the selection is borrowed from Bjork’s song “Human behavior”.

L.reducta dance project (Xanthippi Papadopoulou – Panos Boudouroglou), Prêt a porter, Greece 2014, 3.00

Kristian Xipolias, Ruina, Italy 2019, 3.13

Anastasia Lamprou, 2328, Greece 2018, 8.00

Makis Kyriakopoulos, What is a man without a shadow, Greece 2020, 3.19

Eleni Magklara, Stelios Papiemidoglou & Efi Roufagala, Imprint, Greece 2019, 3.11


View/download the pdf with the descriptions of the works here


FONLAD will take place in physical spaces and online, from 5 to 27 of November 2021.

Video Art Miden’s program will be available online from 13 to 27 of November 2021.

Online screenings, info and updates at the official FONLAD website