Virginie Foloppe

Male gaze

“Me Too is a movement, not a moment”. Tarana Burke.
In France, on November 3, 2019, Adèle Haenel spread the Me Too movement initiated by Tarana Burke in 2006, speaking publicly and live on mediapart to denounce the sexual assault of which she was a victim as a minor under 15 years old. My video, which is part of this movement carried above all by survivors, testifies to “une culture du viol à la française”, according to the title of the book by Valérie Rey-Robert present in the image. On February 28, 2020, I joined the demonstrators near the Salle Pleyel, the day of the Caesar ceremony where Polanski was named despite multiple accusations of rape. Then, on the evening of March 7, violently repressed by the police, where I surprised myself shouting with the demonstrators, as never before. And finally on July 10, Place de l’Hotel de Ville after having watched for a call, following the appointment of Darmanin (Prime Ministe accused of raper) and Dupont-Moretti (Minister of Justice ). The sounds that you will hear, I recorded them during these three dates. And, if a book is present in the image, it is because it is an intellectual stone capable of making the eye bleed, a weapon for collective resistance.

The videos of Virginie Foloppe, based in Paris, are short performances. Since 2019, social movements in France have become a great source of inspiration for her, the Yellow Vests, feminist gatherings and demonstrations, where the photographic medium or sound recording have been experimented, while continuing to conduct her research on sexual violence (rape and incest), in video, articles, creative writing, or in his course at the Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Daniela Lucato

My name is Sami

Cinematography: Jacopo Pantaleoni



This video was made during lockdown and finished on 25th April 2020. It is a reflection about domestic violence, human rights and woman condition in all countries. I was inspired by a personal involvement: an old friend I met by chance after a long time told me the abuse she was victim of from her husband. She thought it was painful but she accepted it as a normal condition. I was shocked and I told her she needed to contact the police. I thought about this short talk we had for a long time. I really think the way she accepted this abuse, thinking it was normal, is a huge issue for many women.

This is something that needs to be changed. This topic is for me really important and the work “My name is Sami” is a studio for a bigger project. I feel a responsibility as a woman artist to make people think about it, to confront themselves with this item. I don’t know if it will help to resolve the problem, but this is a start to fight it.

Daniela Lucato started playing theatre in Padua (Italy) parallel to her studies at the university. After her degree in Philosophy she moved to Rome, Wellington and finally Berlin where she works as an actress/filmmaker. The Birthday (2014), her first short film written/directed in mandarin/english language, has been officially selected from 25 international festivals (among these Micgenero, Frameline, ShanghaiPride where the film was also nominated for the best cinematography). In 2015 she founded Connecting Fingers Company. Her last productions for theatre are Connecting Fingers, The Wheel, The rebellious Body. Her last films When I dance (2016), The Wheel (2017) are screen- ing on international film festivals. For the time being (2018) received the award as best in- ternational short film at DUAF/ Tribeca Film Center. In 2019 she wrote/directed the experimental short film Vieni and in (2020) the narrative short Mamma dorme (Mommy’s sleeping). During Covid-19 she wrote/performed/directed the short film My name is Sami.

Smaragda Nitsopoulou

In isolation with Jonas Mekas

I have studied film directing and editing in Greece and France, respectively. The mediums I use are photography and video art. The main theme of my work is memory, death, and community. I usually use archival footage from the public domain mixed with editing techniques and directed parts. I have participated in several group expositions around the world and I am a fellow at the SNF Artist Fellowship program.

Eremus

The video attempts a redefinition of queerness through the lens of the “glitch” – here understood as a theoretical tool for analysing random and sudden interruptions or changes in systems of thought and action – while simultaneously a queer reading of the “Glitch Studies Mafinesto”. Queerness is being understood as a fatal error of the otherwise impermeable patriarchal algorithm; an error that can be both threatening and enchanting, both destructive and liberating.

Eremus is a queer multimedia artist, a dj and an architect. His work explores the potential dangers and/or possibilities of informational technologies, surveillance strategies and cyber-territories, as well as the relation between queer identity and digitally augmented realities. His videos and installations have been exhibited in DIY exhibitions and events, as well as in the Athens Digital Arts Festival (2016, 2017), the W:OW Festival (WOW.08), the KFFK (Short Film Festival Cologne) and the Athens Museum of Queer Arts, among others. He currently lives in Athens and studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Online Portfolio: https://eremurus-cloranthus.tumblr.com/

Lindsay Parkhowell

At the crossroads



Sources: Fear of Disclosure: Psycho-Social Implications of HIV Revelation (1989) by David Wojnarowicz with Phil Zwickler, Europe after the Rain: Dadaism and Surrealism, Arts Council of Great Britain production, directed by Mick Gold,



Lindsay Parkhowell is a writer and editor living between Athens and Berlin. He is the Secretary of Propaganda and Poetics for the Avtonomi Akadimia, Athens, and the head copyeditor of the ERC Project Early Modern Cosmology at the Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

Chris Caines

The Dominant Narrative






Chris Caines is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working internationally in a variety of digital and electronic media for over twenty years and his work has been collected by and seen at many festivals and Museums including ACMI, The Queensland Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate UK, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Berlin, Venice and Cannes festivals. This work has been supported by numerous arts grants, commissions and international residencies.

Harun Tole

Untitled



Harun Tole was born in Munich. In 2007 he started in Kocaeli University as academic teaching assistant. He is still living in Kocaeli and continues his art practice. In his work he is attempting to create layers of multiple meanings by combining the audience’s own experiences with the enrichment of formalistic experiments as well as minimalist use of videographic and photographic images. http://haruntole.blogspot.com.tr

Chen Wang

Utopia Process





Chen Wang (China,1991) is an artist who lives and works in Rochester, New York. She received her BFA in Painting + Printmaking in 2014 from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017. She works prominently in video, hand-made costume, drawings, animation, performance and sound.

Jack Williams

Light Switch






Jack Williams is a cross-disciplinary artist specialising in video art. His artistic and academic interests include: authenticity and audio-visual culture, urban screen culture and megacities. He graduated from Dartington College of Arts/ Falmouth University in 2012 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Writing. In 2014 he achieved an MA with Distinction in Film and Screen Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. His work has been screened publicly at art events in the UK, France, Venezuela with further showings in Greece and Sweden later in 2018.

ΑΝΝΑ ΛΑΣΚΑΡΗ . ANNA LASCARI

Left of the Parthenon



“Left of the Parthenon,” (2015) is a 3D audiovisual installation that symbolically depicts the social and political environment 
experienced by the Greeks resulting from the ongoing crisis and austerity. I BIENAL DEL SUR: PUEBLOS EN RESISTENCIA 
1st Biennale of South: People in Resistance.




Η Άννα Λάσκαρη γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Μετά από πολυετή διαμονή στη Νέα Υόρκη, επέστρεψε στην Αθήνα όπου ζει και εργάζεται από το 2007. Η Λάσκαρη πραγματοποίησε μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στο Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Νέα Υόρκη και παρακολούθησε μαθήματα Video art, Web design και Flash animation στο New School της Νέας Υόρκης. Η πρακτική της συνδυάζει γλυπτική, βίντεο, φωτογραφία, 3D animation, έργα για το διαδίκτιο και άλλες μορφές κοινωνικών δράσεων.

Η Λάσκαρη έχει παρουσιάσει το έργο της σε διεθνείς συναντήσεις συμπεριλαμβανομένων των: I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, στο Καράκας, Βενεζουέλα (2016), CAPTURE ALL, TRANSMEDIALE/festival, στο Βερολίνο, Γερμανία (2015), 4η Μπιενάλε Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Μακεδονικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης, Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα (2013), The Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, στο Παρίσι, Γαλλία (2012), Suspended Forces και PINK, στη γκαλερί a.antonopoulou art, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα (2013 and 2010).

Πρόσφατα δημόσια έργα περιλαμβάνουν: Athens Report, μια διαδραστική διαδικτυακή πλατφόρμα βασισμένη στο crowdsourcing (2014-2016), …do delay, μέρος της έκθεσης Treasure Island , παραγωγή pick nick projects, Δημοτικό Κέντρο Τεχνών Λευκωσίας, Λευκωσία, Κύπρος (2014), Neue Klarheit, vkunst Φρανκφούρτη, Γερμανία (2012), Εικαστικοί Διάλογοι, παραγωγή του Ίδρυματος Ωνάση, σταθμός μετρό Πλατεία Συντάγματος, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα (2010)

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Anna Lascari was born in Athens, Greece. After years of residing in New York City, she moved to Athens and has been working there since 2007. She holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has study Video art, Web design and Flash animation at the New School in New York City. Lascari’s practice combines sculpture, drawing, video, photography, 3d animation, internet projects, and other forms of social actions.

Lascari has exhibited in international venues including I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); CAPTURE ALL, TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin, Germany (2015); 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2013); The Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece (2013 and 2010).

Recent public projects include: Athens Report, an interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-2016); …do delay, part of the exhibition project Treasure Island, produced by pick nick projects, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus (2014); Neue Klarheit, vkunst Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Visual Dialogues, commissioned by the Onasis Foundation, Syntagma Square metro station, Athens, Greece (2010)

LIJIS

by Misha de Ridder





Λέξεις-σύνδεσμοι: Οι συσπάσεις μου, οι ανάσες μου, τα χρώματά μου, οι μεταλλάξεις μου είναι ευφυία.
Words-links: My contortions, my breathing, my colors, my mutations are intelligence.

Evanescent episodes: arrival and exodus

by Caroline de Lannoy



Λέξεις-σύνδεσμοι: ΘΑΥμαστή ΣΤΙγμιαία ΙΚΑνοποίηση. Γινόμαστε Γαία.
Words-links: MIraculous MOmentary SAtisfaction. We become Gaia.

VOIVUONONVAARA

by Misha de Ridder

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Λέξεις-σύνδεσμοι: ΕΦΗΜΕΡΕΣ ΜΕΤΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΕΙΣ / Words-links:  TEMPORAL TRANSFORMATIONS

RUPTURE

Nance Davies

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: ρήξη  / word-link: rupture



Sometimes my work is CYCLIC, CONTINGENT, FLUID, MUTABLE, EMERGENT, CONTINGUOUS, FUSING, VISIBLE, CONSCIOUS, CO-CONSPIRING, PRACTICING, TACTILE, MEDIATING, SIMULTANEOUS, WAITING, WRAPPING, WITNESS, RE-COMBINANT HYBRID. TRANSECTING, PLAYING. LOOSENING, RECURRING, EPHEMERAL, FUNNY, MINDING, FIRING, SYNAPTICALLY CONSCRIPTED, SITED, TRANSIENT (as in FLOWING or BREATHING), TRANSPARENT, DENSE, MURMURING, SATURATED, FOCUSED, AMBIGUOUS, often URGENTLY, MERCIFULLY, LISTENING, can be CONTRADICTORY, LURCHING, FLYING, OSCILLATING, SENSING, REVERBERATING, INDETERMINATE, FULL OF DOUBT, SWARMING, BECOMING and UN-BECOMING, MAPPING, FOLDING, CLUSTERING, PARADOXICAL, FLUCTUATING, TOUCHING, CURIOUS, UBI(QUIT)OUS, EXHAUSTED, longing for POETICS, JUS(X)TA-POSING, TRANSPOSING as in ex-STATIC…