hallucinating media & war crimes
Documentary film based on the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the local courts of the region that dealt with war crimes that were committed during the Yugoslav wars from 1991 to 2001, and the relevant media reports of the time. It focuses on the events that took place around the fall of Vukovar in November 1991. Through a juxtaposition of court and news media narratives of the time, with reenactments and archival footage, it aims to investigate the role of media as a propaganda tool from its respective initiators and their agendas, as well as the intertemporal dangers of mis- and disinformation.
a film by PHĒNO
funded by BIRN
Croatia, Greece, 2019-2020
The Disappearing Wall
A series of interviews and tours inside the offices of distinguished Thessaloniki-based architectural firms:
- Urban Soul Project
- TAKA + partners
- Makridis Associates
for Open House Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece, 2021
Concept & Cover Artwork for the vinyl album Phrases by Eventless Plot, produced by Goethe-Institut Athen.
Phrases is a musical score by Eventless Plot and is based on various quotes from European and global culture which formed an integral part of the interactive installation “Disappearing Wall” by Goethe Institut.
In our approach to create the artwork for the vinyl cover, we drew from the idea of communication, that the installation is also attempting. We arrived through our research on the sign language’s visual gesture symbolizing communication and worked from there experimenting with stature, props, clothing, lighting, and other ideas. The final approach included the writing of quotes on the model’s hand and placing a wooden block from the “Disappearing Wall”, reenacting the sign of communication in combination with the gesture of exchange. When we finalized the image as the basis of our concept, we continued by creating a 3D capture of it through photogrammetry. A layer of it was then captured in what looks like a point cloud abstraction of the original idea. This level of abstraction we found necessary for the experimental approach of Eventless Plot towards their musical score, which is full of fragmented poetic verbal and nonverbal sounds. The artwork spreads on all four sides of the vinyl sleeve as it unfolds, recreating the movement of the hands it hosts.
Thessaloniki, Greece, 2020
In 2011 Georgian president Saakashvili announces LAZIKA, a new city with a deep port near the border with Abkhazia. Reestablishing the Silk Road, it would also host and create jobs for part of the 250.000 Internally Displaced Persons, after the Georgian Civil Wars. The residents of Anaklia discuss their individual and collective perspectives around the ongoing/halted construction of a new port in their region, through the memory of their struggles so far.
Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Photography & Multimedia Tbilisi
Hybrid interactive film. It is a cinematic exploration of the two realities between the desert and the city. A city symphony wrapped around the mysterious relationship of two women.
It is presented as a film installation where the two films are projected on the two opposite sides of one screen in the middle of the room. The viewer can walk around the screen, each time watching only one of them. Additionally, the film is presented as an interactive web film on a browser. The users can edit live the film while watching it by transitioning through the two locations and realities, the city and the desert. resulting always in a new version of the film.
Tehran-Kashan, Iran, 2015