EARTHLINGS: Snapshots from the End
A curated selection of 10 video works showcasing the everyday existence of the many diverse lifeforms that inhabit the planet, their lives considered against the backdrop of humankind’s burdensome ecological footprint.
The works we present, completed shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic, capture our dystopian present and paint an elegiac portrait of this ailing planet, the reluctant home for countless hopeful inhabitants (trees and spiders, crows and mollusk, goats and humans).
EARTHLINGS: Snapshots from the End is one of the three video art programs that were screened online during October 2020 in Video Art Miden’s YouTube channel.
EARTHLINGS: Snapshots from the End // Curated by Evi Stamou & Pietro Radin
- Kristian Xipolias, Ruina, Italy 2019, 3.13
- Dante Albanesi, Sabbia fine estate, Italy 2019, 4.30
- Isabelle Nouzha, Dystopian Patterns, Belgium/Lebanon 2019, 6.43
- Shelly Silver, Score for Joanna Kotze, Italy/USA 2019, 4.16
- Alina Vasilchenko, The Crows (Urban Birds), Russia 2018, 3.25
- Gabriele Rossi,Oneira Glyka, France/Greece 2018, 5.27
- Maya Connors, Diary of an organism (newly translated), Germany 2019, 11.20
- Przemek Węgrzyn, Scarcity, Poland 2019, 14.45
- Shelly Silver, This Film, Germany/USA 2018, 6.52
- Eleni Magklara, Stelios Papiemidoglou & Efi Roufagala, Imprint, Greece 2019, 3.11
Astists’ bios and synopses of the works here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ggWpZQ6GVCZd9ivYD0AWo-rFJrBbyEHw/view
About the curators:
Evi Stamou is a filmmaker, video artist and curator currently based in Athens. Her work has been screened in international film festivals, video art festivals and contemporary art exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Cinemed International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, Venice International Experimental Art Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) etc.) and she has taken part in panels and talks about new forms of cinema and women working in film industry (WomenCineMakers Edition 2018, Berlin Critic’s Week 2020).
As a curator she has collaborated with many Greek institutions and cultural initiatives devoted to the showcasing of experimental and expanded-cinema practices, organizing exhibitions, video-projections and artist residencies, including the annual BCK Film Symposium in Athens and the first LatoMeio Project Residency in Leonidio, Greece.
Pietro Radin is a filmmaker, film editor and professor of editing at Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. He has worked in more than a hundred short, feature and documentary films, many of which have been awarded in Greece and abroad.
He also works as a professional translator and over the years he has collaborated with several publishing companies, newspapers and magazines in Greece and Italy, such as Odos Panos, Vakhikon, newspaper Epoxi, Texto, Benetton, Repubblica and the political theory magazine Micromega. Since 2018 he is a regular programmer for the free cinema Balkan Can Kino and part of the organizing team of the annual BCK Film Symposium in Athens.
Video Art Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005, it has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant research.
Through collaborations and exchanges with major international festivals and organizations, it has been recognized as one of the most successful and interesting video art platforms internationally and as an important cultural exchange point for Greek and international video art. Miden screening programs have traveled in many cities of Greece and all over the world, and they are hosted by significant festivals, museums and institutions globally.
(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)
Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou – Margarita Stavraki