This is the result of a series of video installation experiments where space is a fundamental factor. We recorded small everyday actions with the intention to use them in space, see how they could work and try to change their context in some way. Space can give different meanings to every video and can potentially make the viewer wonder what he is looking at… We finally chose and recorded the action of laughing with the intention to project these videos on a series of windows. Video and sound are activated (starting to laugh) when someone passes in front of the window.
A short trip from the perspective of a “special” suitcase. You have the privilege to follow it, almost dragged around and maybe take a look on what’s inside…
This suitcase was created during the project based workshop “Dig Where You Stand” with Lars Brunström and is the first of a series of suitcases we are working on creating together with Giorgos Chloros.
A video projected at the end of a corridor is controlled by the distance between viewer and projection. Distance, time and space are main aspects in this installation where the viewer, disconnected from any other light and sound sources, is just given the time to think.
This is an interactive video installation exhibited in “What happened to November” exhibition, Rotor Gallery, Valand School of Fine Arts, as a Term Project and a Computer Mediated Installations course project. Here you can also find useful links and notes during the creation process of this project.
This suitcase was created during “Dig where you stand” workshop with Lars Brunström while tryng to use, or maybe better reuse, things that were lying around us. We focused on the mechanical part in this workshop and we ended up using the air flow in this particular way. A fan, connected with a battery and a switch that is turned on whenever the suitcase is open is the basic mecanism of the suitcase. On top of it clothes are sewed together and attached on the suitcase so that when the suitcase is open the clothes float out of it.
“Ten Images for Ithaca” is a poster competition. It began in 2002, by Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca, Greece, as an attempt to reinforce the cultural profile of the island, through the applied arts. The competition invited in 2008 all designers to set their imagination free and talk about their dreams, whether these are images and feelings the human mind creates while we sleep or their hopes and wishes. Therefore, the term “dream” can also be used metaphorically, it can be the “starting point” of an idea or be the main theme for the final piece. My “personal dream” won the second prize of the competition and is a digital photo collage.
Mavromichali is a small but central street of Athens with a lot of interesting old buildings and a modern center for Digital Culture, called “Fournos”. Fournos is the Greek word for a bakery shop and the center is named after that because it is now hosted on an old bakery shop.
Mapping Mavromichali street, was one layer of the bigger project, “In Between”, which deals with the creation of virtual neighborhoods. We attempted to gather habitat experiences and give a smell of this very charming old neighborhood.
This project is about three suitcases I created, filled with things and gave to three different people. These suitcases have the unique purpose of changing hands but they have no owner. If you have one of the suitcases you can take and keep whatever you like from the things it contains, you can put in it whatever you like, but the only thing you canâ€™t do is keep the suitcase. You will have to give it to someone else to do exactly the same thing you did. A website was created to document everything related to them, their journey and their stories.
“Unfoldings” is a series of photo portraits. Each portrait “unfolds” in 2 dimentions creating an interesting perspective as a whole, yet devided in pieces. These digital photo collages where part of my thesis dissertation on the subject “The part and the whole in photographic representation” presented on February 2008 and where also selected and exhibited the same year in Athens at the gallery “Agathi” for the group exhibition “Young Greek Photographers” as part of the “International Month of Photography”.
Three of the “Unfolding” photographs where also used for the “unfoldings” construction, a wooden construction with metal frame which is hanged from roof to floor with wire rope. The construction is based on advertising mechanisms on top of buildings with turning parts so that the ad can change. Instead of ads here we have the unfolding portraits of 3 women in 3 different ages, 3 generations. The viewer can (manually) turn the parts so that new faces, a combination of the three original portraits, can be created.
A short video of what could be identified as the irish of an eye. We are looking at it in the same way an irish scanner would identify a person. But who is identifying who in the end?
This is the first digital photo collage series I made. These photos are also part of my thesis on “The part and the whole in photographic representation”. What interests me most in these images is the way the shapes continue from one to the next and how they can stand both as separate images but also as a new “whole”. It is also very interesting, when you look at the images, that you sometimes can’t recognize what was originally photographed and how that thing is transformed into something else when presenting them in this particular way. Another thing that is very strong in the collages is the grid created by the gaps between the photos. This gap is separating the images but in a way also connecting them.