Sunday 08 November 2015
Videozoom: Greece On Πause
A two-day (8 & 9 November 2015) screening programme curated by Maria Papaioannou and Maria Dialektaki hosted by State of Concept. Videozoom is an initiative "in progress" created by Sala 1 Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome, which aims to show contemporary video art in various territorial situations.
The bleak picture of the Greek reality both in terms of harsh economic conditions and social and political turbulence has significantly affected the core of the Greek society. People are forced to respond to an increasingly demanding and abruptly changing reality.
At the same time, the awareness of being in the midst of constant and radical change and transformation comes to stark contrast with the deep sense of stagnation and uncertainty.
The participating artists Loukia Alavanou & Cecilia Jardemar, Bill Balaskas, George Drivas, Vasilis Patmios Karouk, The Spiritual Studio, Lina Theodorou record their own changing reality and reflect their inner thoughts on the pursuit of meaning during this critical time in their home country.
Videozoom:Greece is produced by Sala 1 and supported by Neon Organization and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with the patronage of the Embassy of Greece in Italy and the Hellenic Community in Rome. It is promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion and Rome Superintendent for Artistic Patrimony.