N.1368597069 | Screening: Abstract Aesthetics

Video art
  • Thu 19.May @ 13:00 - 14:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 12:00 - 13:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 12:00
Screening room | Main venue

In recent years the production of digital cameras followed two general tendencies: improvement of image definition and reduction of the actual camera dimensions. Capturing an image that is a photocopy of reality, gives plenty of headroom to the artist to distort the image, maintaining the advantages of the high definition. That is because the artist doesn’t actually distort the definition but rather distorts the information that the high definition carries with it. The result of this distortion is moving images that resemble reality but actually they are not; they are moving images that blur the boundary between macro and micro. The reduced dimension of a high definition camera adds another layer to this process. Using a compact high definition camera allows the artist to locate it in places that were unthinkable before. It widens the point of view that the viewer can be associated with, challenging his/her perception. Water is a key element that dictates not only the rhythm of every camera movement but also the sound design which constitutes a direct translation of underwater noise into a sonic dreamscape.

Duration: 6:09 min

ARTISTS


Vasilios Papaioannu (GR/IT)

Vasilios Papaioannu (b.1978) is a Greek-Italian filmmaker based in New York. He holds an MA in Communication/Text Semiotics from the University of Siena and an MFA in Film from Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited in film and video art festivals all over the world. Papaioannu explores narrative and abstract forms using both digital and analog technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Transmedia, Film, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. In conjunction with his filmmaking activity he is also a mixed media visual artist, combining painting, vector art and photography.

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