Friday, September 4, 2020
Tarsanas Shipyard, Hermoupolis
HOUSES OFF, DESERTS, ETC.
Film Performance by Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, approx.25‘
“Ι see a caravan. The caravan crosses the desert. The desert reaches the cities. The sand enters the houses. We lived in houses that no longer exist. The house in Arago. In Psychiko. House number K40. The burnt down house. By the deserted house, animals are grazing. A snail got lost in the city. It slowly slides through the grass. Back in the day, people would come and fill the house. I see a caravan. The caravan comes to the house.” C.H.
Constantinos Hadzinikolaou is a filmmaker and writer. His work includes films shot in super 8 and video, film performances, lectures on cinema, installations, texts. He has published two poetry collections and one novel. He is a regular contributor to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
A/V Performance by Natasha Giannaraki and Lara Eidi, approx.30‘
A collection of takes from Super 8 films and mini DV tapes from another decade, which feels like a whole other universe, especially now: freedom of movement, cheap air travel, living out of a suitcase. A quilt made of different travels: Athens, London, remote Greek islands, San Francisco, New York, Mexico, Thailand, Australia.
Natasha Giannaraki is an artist whose work comprises moving image, performance and sound. She was the vocalist and lyricist of the band Berlin Brides and does sound design for films. She lives in Athens, Greece.
Lara Eidi, Athens born to Lebanese-Canadian parents, is an established singer-songwriter, recording artist and jazz vocalist based in London. Her music has gained her critical acclaim as a genre bending artist (BBC Artist, 2020), described as “a singer with true gift of a voice, a kind soul, and a captivating presence.” (JazzUK)
Chantal Akerman, Belgium / USA, 1973, 63′
Film screening with live score by Christina Vantzou
Guiding us through the rooms, elevators, and corridors of a rundown hotel on New York’s Upper West Side, the Belgian auteur’s meditation on confinement and transience meets Christina Vantzou’s multilayered, ethereal compositions in an all-new commissioned live score.
Christina Vantzou is a Kansas City, Missouri native of Greek descent who resides in Brussels, Belgium. A composer and experimental filmmaker, she works with space, sound, and image on a level of curiosity and refinement; over the course of fifteen years she has built an audiovisual language very much her own.