”TAKING ROOTS”

Rania Bellou, Natassa Efthimiadi, Dimitris Fragakis, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Chrisanthi Koumianaki, Maria Kriara, Maria Mavropoulou, Kosmas Nikolaou, Yiorgos Papafigos, Vasilis Selimas, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Maria Tsagkari, Paki Vlassopoulou

Curated by Orestis Andreadakis

58th International Film Festival of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

(Former Military Warehouse)

Nov 04 – Nov 12 / 2017

 

”TAKING ROOTS”  –  14 Movies, 14 Inceptions, 14 Roots of the Soul”

 

Monologue is a project based on ”TheOX”, an animated featured Film by Giorgos Nikopoulos.

Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/TheOx.trailer

 

Monologue, 2017, (reed, glue) digital print on archival paper, 125x150cm

 

Monologue documents a certain setting, a “podium,” resembling a theatrical stage with an empty armchair as its central object. It’s calling us to sit down and tell our own story, or perhaps perform a role. In the background stands an animal-like wood-carved figure, which brings to mind various forms of an ox – a reference to subjugation and labor. From another perspective, it bears a resemblance to a donkey, a symbol of endurance and toil. This sculpture, an object indestructible and indissoluble by time is a homage to individual effort, personal agony, and every narrative that inspires and enhances our relation with everyday realism and unforeseeable surrealism. D.F.

 

Exhibition views / Photography  by Maria Mavropoulou