Monday June 8, 2015
Athens School of Fine Arts
ASFA Theater foyer, 256 Peiraios st.
duration aprox 16’
The live video-installation performance ‘’311’’ is a collaboration of the visual artists Aggeliki Bozou, Ioanna Gouzeli, Alexandros Kaklamanos and Thanos Kosmidis. It is an ongoing project which first started for the occasion of the exhibition ‘’MPA-B Netting the Work BERLIN’’ in May 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The common element of the participants is their involvement in moving images, video and sound actions and the projection of these in real time. Based on this meeting point, which is symbolised under the title 311, we created jointly this video-installation performance consisting of sound and three parallel projections. ‘’311’’ is built in four chapters, dealing with the notions of Time, Country, Rules and War.
The group consists of the visual artists Aggeliki Bozou, Ioanna Gouzeli, Alexandros Kaklamanos and the visual artist and musician Thanos Kosmidis. In 2013, Ioanna Gouzeli and Alexandros Kaklamanos created together the online project Parallel Tracks, on which they studied the present by recording daily data. http://publicissue5.blogspot.gr/
Since 2009 Thanos Kosmidis and Aggeliki Bozou are collaborating in visual and sound experimental improvisational performances under the title ‘’The Crabs of Horror’’. http://www.aggelikibozou.com/project/the-crabs-of-horror/
In 2011, the four of them have worked together with other colleagues artists as Group Totem for the exhibition ‘’The Symptom Project’’ and other in situ happenings.
Finally, Ioanna Gouzeli and Aggeliki Bozou are the founding members of Playroom http://playroom-artplay.com/ that deals with children and contemporary art.
The video-performance 311 is the first time that they work together to produce a unified artwork.