Video Art Miden screenings

July would normally be the month that the biennial festival of Video Art Miden would take place in open public spaces in Kalamata, Greece. Due to the recent implications with the coronavirus measures globally, the festival in physical spaces has been postponed, but Video Art Miden team started, already since April, during the strict quarantine in Greece, to present curated video art programs online on a monthly basis on Miden's youtube channel, continuing at the same time its collaborations with other organizations in Greece and abroad. The online screenings will continue over the next months, as, even if they were initiated due to a disturbing and unpleasant reason, they soon developed into a global meeting point between artists and the public and gave the opportunity to more art lovers in every corner of the globe to enjoy the work of well-known and young video artists from all around the world who participate in Miden's screenings.
The online program for July includes the following video art units, which will remain open and accessible to the public from 1 to 31 of July 2020: Ophelia (curated by Nikos Podias & Gioula Papadopoulou), What matters (curated by Margarita Stavraki), Eternal Return (curated by Olga Papadopoulou) and Post Quarantine II (curated by Maria Bourika).
More specifically:
Ophelia // Curated by Nikos Podias & Gioula Papadopoulou
What could be so powerful as to cause us lose touch with reality? How harmful can love be? Ophelia loves Hamlet, she learned to love him! She wishes to save him, to pull him back to life, to share his heavy burden. She is trapped in the unfulfilled, the impossible, between what she wants and what is to happen. What is to happen does not leave her much space. She experiences loss, despair and the ultimate pain. She is lost. An accident or a choice. Her ending seems sacred, reminiscent of a ceremony. In the water, where life begins. Among the beautiful, fragile, ephemeral flowers...
Participant artists: Iwona Ogrodzka, Nuno Veiga, Tania Bohuslavska, Gianluca Capozzi, Anna Cecilia Seaward, CINTAADHESIVA (Jesus Andres & Silvia Penas), Tessa Ojala, Bene Malen, Isabel Perez del Pulgar, Tseng Yu Chin
What matters // Curated by Margarita Stavraki
A video selection, where the body, space or object convey messages through a poetic aesthetic.
Participant artists: Yossi Galanti, Mohamed Ismail, Daphna Mero, Nicholas Chin & Ernest Zacharevic, Ursula San Cristobal, Marcia Beatriz Granero, Barbara Brugola, Emnoyumno: Zhon-Zhon Sandyr & Kuchyran Yuri, Eta Dahlia & Iris Colomb, Stefano Croci / Maria Stella Andreacchio / Agata Torelli, Lorenzo Papanti, Matthew Henze, Louise Coetzer & Oscar O’Ryan, Vojtech Domlatil
Eternal Return // Curated by Olga Papadopoulou
10 video-artists explore the concept of an eternal ,“sisyphic” repeat, through surrealistic, philosophical, sarcastic or humorous  tales, in which the effort is often in vain and the distinction between beginnings and endings is rather inconclusive.
Participant artists: Andrej Polukord, Lorenzo Papanti, Joacelio Batista, Deyan Clement, Emanuelle Dainotti, Guillaume Martial, Susanne Wiegner, Eleonora Roaro
Post Quarantine II // Curated by Maria Bourika
Questioning on social distance: identity, environment, time.
Participant artists: Gerard Freixes-Ribera, Anton Hecht, Jean-Michel Rolland, Gerald Habarth, Anji Taratuta, Geertrui De Vijlder, Leyla Rodriguez, ACCI BABA, Deborah Kelly, Sergey Valyaev (Voogie), Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo
The programs will be available till July 31 on youtube.

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(2020-06-28)

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