An evening of experimental films from international artists exploring the power of image as metaphor through the poetics of daily life. Screenings of black and white super8 footage and analog photographs are accompanied by sets of live electro-acoustic music and surround sound compositions.
PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM / Stéphane Charpentier
LIVE SOUND DESIGN & FIELD RECORDINGS / Alyssa Moxley
Radiance is a trip through the enigmatic analog images of French photographer Stéphane Charpentier with live immersive soundscapes by American sound artist Alyssa Moxley. For several years, both artists are based and working in Athens. The film follows an internal process of redemption, from pastoral calm to urban chaos, a journey of the human struggle to confront radiations of social, physical, and psychological power.
SUPER8 FILMS / Gaël Bonnefon + Damien Daufresne + Patricia Morosan
LIVE ELECTRONICS / Giannis Kotsonis aka Sister Overdrive
Super 8 film experiments, cut and spliced from the work of three photographers, are echoed by live electronic and electro-acoustic sets. Timeless sequences from the poetry of daily life are transformed into intimate and symbolic visions.
STÉPHANE CHARPENTIER (France / lives in Athens)
Stéphane Charpentier engages an introspective photographic language to build long-term analog series. His high contrast black and white images drive to moments suspended between an endless vision of humanity’s struggles and hopes. Through the duality emerging from his photographs, we experience a continuous quest to make light suddenly appear in the most extreme conditions of night and abstraction. Stéphane is working in Greece since 2012. His work has been exhibited all over Europe with exhibitions and screenings, and he is also curating various projects such as photographic workshops, Temps Zero performances…)
GAËL BONNEFON (France / lives in Toulouse)
The crepuscular world which unfolds in Gaël Bonnefon's images appears at first as if immersed in a large artificial halo. But he rapidly swings into a universe of mental landscapes and intimate visions. Cast as one of the most promising young photographers from France, Gaël is experimenting with raw super8 films that he develops himself with homemade developers.
DAMIEN DAUFRESNE (France / lives in Berlin)
Damien Daufresne practices photography, engraving, drawing and short films. To come across his pictures is to plunge into the fascinating plasticity of the living. The depth of the seas, the beauty of the movement of whales, of birds, of fish tells how prodigiously animals can become one with the elements. Through them, it is as if we witness the emergence of forms into life, their ability to join one with another, to strive towards a universal and profound note.
PATRICIA MOROSAN (Romania / lives in Berlin)
Patricia Morosan studied Film, Art History, and Photography in Bucharest and Berlin. Her super 8 videos were shot during 2017 for the project "Re/Turn". She explores layers of intimate memory upon her hometown and the love relationship (in)between her mother and father. The videos depict various symbolical images in motion which are looping in eternal return.
ALYSSA MOXLEY (USA-Ireland / lives in Athens)
Field recordings & sound design
Alyssa Moxley is a composer and sound designer, constructing spatial sound worlds from hacked electronics, instruments, and field recordings. Her collection of ambiences, sonic portraits, and location recordings form the basis of her live soundtrack compositions. She has curated various sound events, including the Kinisi Festival of Sound in Santorini, sound and microphone techniques workshops, and the music section of the Temps Zero projects.
GIANNIS KOTSONIS AKA SISTER OVERDRIVE (Greece / lives in Athens)
Electro-acoustic and electronics
on June 10th
Ο Γιάννης Κοτσώνης είναι μουσικός και αυτοσχεδιαστής με έδρα την Αθήνα. Έχει συνθέσει ηλεκτρονική μουσική για θέατρο, χορό, βίντεο, εγκαταστάσεις πολυμέσων και ταινίες. Πραγματοποιεί συχνά συναυλίες και συνεργασίες με μουσικούς από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό. Από το 2006 συνεργάζεται σταθερά με τη Δανάη Στεφάνου στο αυτοσχεδιαστικό ντουέτο acte vide, με το οποίο έχει πραγματοποιήσει συναυλίες, εγκαταστάσεις και εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα στην Ελλάδα, το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, και την Ιρλανδία. Έχει στο ενεργητικό του επτά σόλο κυκλοφορίες, με το alias Sister Overdrive και με το δικό του όνομα.
Giannis Kotsonis is a musician and improviser based in Athens. He has composed electronic music for theater, dance, video, multimedia installations and films. He often performs concerts and collaborations with musicians from Greece and abroad. Since 2006 he has been working with Danae Stephanou in the improvisational duet acte vide, with which he has performed concerts, installations and educational programs in Greece, the UK and Ireland. Giannis has released seven solo albums, with the alias Sister Overdrive and under his own name.