Skin deep an Hymn to Eros

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2016

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VIDEOART

Size (cm):

video x video x video

Roma 2019

Other works

Exogenesis trilogy-experimental video

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2013

Media:

video

Size (cm):

video x video x video

Roma 2019

Behind this page but not disappearing

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2015

Media:

video

Size (cm):

video x video x video

Roma 2019

Biography

Born in Athens, Greece on 14th May 1981.
I am a graduate (BA with Distinction) in Fine Arts and Technology and I also have a Masters degree in Digital Arts(university of the Arts London). I am teaching at Athens cultural center Art and New Media . I am also the course leader in Digital Arts at iversity (platform for open massive online courses) More over, I am working my own videos, as well as sculptures made from polyester. I am also the Co founder and video artist/director of ‘state of flux’ dance group and member of visual container ITALIAN VIDEOART PLATFORM,Since 2008, the first italian videoart distributor and platform for videoart promotion and special projects
On 2009, I received an Honorable Mention award from LICC (London Creative awards), (Skin, Video)
On 2010, I was one of the Representative artists in European meeting of young artists, of the European network for town twinning, congress hall National Center of scientific research ‘Democritus’, Athens cultural center.
I have shown my work in many art festivals and exhibition spaces worldwide(Greece,Italy,Canada,Sweden,London,USA,Spain,Peru,Argentina,Bulgaria,Morocco,Paris,Hong kong )


About:
Some of my art work over the past years has been focused on ‘minimal movement’.
My view regarding the power of that which is minimal has been reinforced by
research, the application of ideas and the results from previous research. The
movement of a unit is considered to be that which drives all things. I don’t wish to
lead anyone to wonder about the physical world and its laws or create religious
questions regarding God and creation. The project is centered on Man and his inner
world.That which I call minimal movement, is the internal movement, internal action
or intensity and how everything doesn’t necessarily have to entail external action.
Even total lack of movement indicates internal intensities, conflicts, disputes and
concerns.
About my short films
When I create a video work, for the most part, I am creating videodance, (also known
as screendance), I am not documenting. I am making dance for the camera. I
choreograph a piece knowing that I will re-organize and ‘manipulate’ the material
during the editing process. combining Elements such as time, space, speed and spatial
composition. In addition, one incorporates the movement of the camera, as well as the
composition of the frames. Even though the body in movement is the ‘seed’ and
inspiration of screendance, often the movement phrases get ‘throw’ around, the end
becomes the beginning, the body gets fragmented and layers of dancers end up
superimposed into different backgrounds, creating a new work which in some cases is
far apart from the movement material that it was based on. My decisions are based on
the rhythm and composition of the new piece, as well as on the design, contrast and
the proximity to the camera. I am trying to create a creating a visual metaphor. Using
a combination of both, narrative and location. The concept of a video choreography,
in my films, is based on my own lyrics texts and ideas.

Project

Experimental film 'skin deep an Hymn to Eros'
'Some words overwhelm you like an alien spirit and you surrender….
It’s the words. Commonplace words making up uncommon sentences, strange words carrying an unutterable weight, words set one after the other so as to create images, feelings, little lights illuminating wide streets. And then there’s also the magic. That inexplicable magic of some people’s words that you know to be right upon hearing them, you know them to be yet another key to one of many doors…..'

Angelina Voskopoulou

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