Mar 9th 2016

Atopos cvc

72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens

Greg Haji Joannides “Light And Sound Reaction”, 2016
Video and sound installation

BlahBlahBlah is a project curated by Vassilis Zidianakis and inspired by Atopos’ research for its new book titled UNLOCKED. As part of the UNLOCKED exhibition and in the context of his participation in the new publication, artist Greg Haji Joannides presented the process of creating his new work in the form of a performance. Locked in an Atopos room for hours Haji Joannides recorded the first part of this new work using his special technique. Visitors were able to watch the process live in a room next door.

About the work

Light And Sound Reaction is inspired by the very first project Light reaction that the artist created in 2010 and presented in Lille3000, France (2012) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014). The project consists of 12 large photos of high exposure printed in a glossy paper, where the themes seem to appear and disappear in a white environment showing the end or the begging of the human coexistence.

As an extension to this, the new work Light And Sound Reaction were motion pictures and videos showing the coexistence of two former lovers, set apart for a long time, in a room for hours. The videos recorded body expressions and movements, feelings and emotions, in combination with a dark room sound installation capturing the former lovers’ tenderness deprived of images or light.

About the artist

Greg Haji Joannides was born in December 1980 in Athens where he lives and works. He studied Business and Management in London and Athens. He holds a BA from London Metropolitan University and an MBA from Business College of Athens. He worked in the marketing, communication and advertising sectors in Athens and Madrid. Initially a self-taught photographer, he developed his artistic voice through the guidance of photographer Panos Kokkinias. His Light reaction series started in 2012 whereas his solo show Transparentia was presented at the Project Space of six d.o.g.s (Athens, November-December 2014). His series titled Feel it in is included in the UNLOCKED book published by ATOPOS cvc (December 2015). He has also collaborated with choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou in Primal Matter (Athens, 2012 & 2013) and Still Life (Athens, 2014) performances. He is the founder and director of Sterna Art Project since 2014, an art residency & exhibition program running at Sterna Nisyros Residences in the volcanic island of Nisyros, Greece.

Light design
Nyssos Vasilopoulos

Date and Hour
Wednesday March 9th 2016 // 19:00 to 23:00

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