Festival Miden – Less-Time-Less

videoart by Jean Gabriel Periot

Festival Miden on CologneOFF 2011

Curators: Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Gioula Papadopoulou

presented on 19 March 2011 at Kharkiv City Art Gallery (Ukraine)

CologneOFF 2011 UKRAINE
14-20 March 2011 – Kiev-Kharkiv

Curatorial statement:
“Less-Time-Less” is a selection of videos from Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece. It presents 15 videos by 15 contemporary artists from Greece, Italy, Germany, Israel, Slovakia, Belgium, Norway, France, Slovenia and Canada. All videos deal with the perception of time and the fluidity of
this perception. They approach various aspects of life and human experience, capturing time, alternating and transforming time, stretching time, bending time, blending time, visualizing memories, histories, thoughts and desires. Creating “time choreographies”, the works included in this unit lead us into a poetic universe of parallel time flows, in a “time-less” or “less-time-less” video journey.

Selected videos

1. Ioanna Myrka, Frustration, Greece-2006, 1.55
2. Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Tiga Nekra, Greece-2009, 4.45
3. Lukas Matejka, 20m, Slovakia-2008, 1.00
4. Dimitris Gakis, Four Elements Groove, Greece-2009, 3.11
5. Guy Yitzhaki, Liquidation, Israel-2009, 3.00
6. Claudio Stellato, The Attic, Belgium-2008, 2.40
7. Tilman Kuentzel, Dave, Germany-2008, 4.00
8. Alessandro Vitali, Genesis, Italy-2007/08, 8.35
9. Ivar Smedstad, mekanisk ↔ organisk, Norway/Germany-2009, 5.06
10. Jean-Gabriel Periot, Nijuman no borei (200 000 Phantoms), France-
2008, 7.30
11. Nicolas Wiese, Luftkreuz Lullaby, Germany-2007/08, 6.50
12. Gioula Papadopoulou, Brown study portraits #1: Maria, Greece-2009,
13. Bryan Lauch & Petra Pokos, X, OM, Slovenia-2009, 1.53
14. Makis Faros, LEBENSWEISHEITSPIELEREI (from Wallace Stevens’
poem), Greece-2009, 3.13
15. Anna Woch, Last message from Mr Cogito, Canada-2009, 4.30