Leviathan | Screening: Pop-compression

Video art
  • Thu 19.May @ 15:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 20:00 - 21:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 15:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 21:00 - 22:00
Screening room | Main venue

Leviathan is a stop-motion animation video with abstract narration and pop imagery. The main theme of the video is the claustrophobia caused by the urban environment, the repression with which people deal with their lives, which is here compared with the symmetry and the so called “safe” atmosphere of the suburbs. The peak of this delirium is rationalized as a sea monster, Leviathan, invoked by the people themselves, a cannibalistic version of their own repressions and phobias. This video is also made as a homage to old Horror movies and to the master of horror George Romero.

Duration: 2:32 min


Markela Kontaratou (GR)

Markela Kontaratou was born in 1995. She was admitted in Athens School of Fine Arts in the year 2013-2014. She lives and works in Athens, Greece. She has participated in many group exhibitions: 2014 V_ideas, performances (co-performance with Valentine Verhaeghe), Beton7, Athens 2014 Re_Formance, Booze Cooperativa, Athens 2015 P.A.S. #38 “Places Of Duration”, Cheapart Gallery, Athens 2015 La Pocha Nostra Workshop, Asfa BBQ, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece 2015 Athens Photo Festival, “Photography as Performance”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.


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