VIDEO ART(behind this page but not diasappearing proposed video)

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2015-2016

Media:

VIDEOART

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London 2019
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Exogenesis trilogy-experimental video

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2013

Media:

video

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video x video x video

London 2019

skin deep an hymn to eros (experimental video )

Angelina Voskopoulou

Year:

2016

Media:

video

Size (cm):

video x video x video

London 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

‘’Behind this page but not disappearing ”
A life articulated in the void, deprived of every stimulus and devoid of any meaning, must correspond to a “frozen” time, without a flow. A time that knows no past or present, static, unmoving, a bad eternity…Narrative-shots in ruins-skin-the soul of things)
Every time there is an intense emotion it’s like a smoke/mist covering everything around. Some other times, it’s as if it’s embracing everything and others as if it’s encaging everything. Fear, love, hatred, all create smoke(mist) of varying density,width and colour. Everything disperses like smoke, except when they merge into a wall (the dream of the guy(man?) by the door produces some smoke, as if reaching a conclusion).
If you’re wandering aimlessly on a beach, for example, as I’m doing now, there’ no specific colour of smoke. If, however, you’re travelling for a specific reason it’s different. It’s like those moments when you get back home after an exhausting day’s work and you project a shape around you which leaves you and heads towards your destination.
“I stood there , staring into the horizon, trying to distinguish or imagine shapes and forms reflected in the clouds and the clear water. Trying to see waves, smoke and energy fields… The messages we ourselves emit.
Every cell in a body and every molecule and atom in that cell is in a state of incessant vibration, making up a greater amount of energy which is able to transform the electric properties of the space they occupy. The message of change travels to other places at the speed of light. Given that our organisms are different, each of us echoes-reverberates in a frequency that is a personal trait, as unique as our fingerprints. We are like radars. Sensors, sensitive to messages from similar distant organisms.
(Close ups of ruins-skin-soul of things-digging into matter)
all paths are well-trodden, full of people and murmurs. But there is one that differs, a path with a soul. A path that, without hesitation, begins the rhythm of its own life. Anyway to know something well one must really touch it. Not meaning to be crude-to my mind only inaction(inertia) is crude. I focus on my bare feet, on this piece of soft earth. There could be many routes leading to the same place, though none of them would be as suitable as this one. I let it affectionately carry my bare feet. Paths like this one appear in nature of their own volition. They are the result of the spiritual relationship that connects the earth and its people, those who can sense the rhythm of its breath. Such a path, embellishes the landscape rather than violate and disfigure it.
A common thread that runs through identical or disparate elements and ends up being a state of things retired unto itself which cannot be seen through one’s eyes but can rather be felt. The lights pulsing timorously in the firmament are perhaps a rhythm of recoiling into themselves. Perhaps if we are at harmony with them we will find the meaning…the way…The earth is living, tossing in her sleep, dreaming, stirring, breathing, panting. Her humours course through her body. Her waters convey information. We grow, we mature with her, or so we believe.
(Stretching)Spreading her senses towards the universe, observing and waiting for the echo of the melody which will signal a new super-sensuous dance. (dancer on sand)
Ready to respond. We are born in a fluid state. Everything born on earth was born in water. We have all experienced life in the liquid element at least once. ——————–Nine months for most -seven and a half for me- in the womb’s liquids, a respiratory cord connected to our belly. There we heard everything. The maternal heartbeat, the creaking bones all around us, a frothing beer and any other sound from our immediate environment…trying to retain our primeval functions …apart from our
bodily mass, each of us carries over 10 tons of air. The only reason we are not crushed is that the blood and the other bodily fluids which are compressed counterbalance the atmospheric pressure…it’s a sensitive balance,…a sensitive chaos. So I sing of the day and the sea and the time and the planets. And thus I am entangled with all I wish for and am at one with everything in this guileless toing and froing, for in our future lie roving bolts of lightning and violent flour storms…..

Angelina Voskopoulou