To say that the 20th century has provided mankind with a wealth of scientific and technological breakthroughs, while awfully common, is rather well-established. It is also well established that a number of those breakthroughs quickly found their way in peoples’ everyday lives. What might be less widely accepted or inadequately documented is that some of them, used and utilized by a few gifted men have in fact helped to move Art to an all-new terrain, both in terms of scope and form. Fine Art started being examined from the viewpoint of a new reality, a reality defined by the newly acquired ability to capture light-vision and air – sound by means of the New Media. This was only the beginning. If the term «New Media Arts» is hastily starting to express what contemporary art has been about the last couple of decades, then «Mixed Media Arts» explains the current holistic tendency to mix as a means to the end of completion. The wide availability of the new technologies and its maybe slow but deep penetration in modern life, have provided the artists with new creative tools, more powerful than ever , helping decisively towards the creation of a framework for a spectacular –if not dramatic – reinvention of art. Speaking of an approaching cosmogony would only be a slight exaggeration.
The group Medea Electronique was formed in Athens, Greece in 2006. Inspired by a play of words – Medea and Media, it was based on the artistic crux of the Stench on a white shirt team, namely Christos Laskaris and contemporary music composer Manolis Manousakis. Panagiotis Tsagarakis (computer programming, interactive technology) and Yannis Lolis (video art and computer animation) joined the former after they became acquainted by the appreciation of each other’s work. Sharing a tendency for innovation, an inherent drive towards novelty and a lust for art, the team moves in the field of New Media Arts, as the described roles of the team’s members give away.
The stench on a white shirt team was no stranger to mixed media arts, with a series of shows and events held in several venues in Athens and Thessalonika (Small music Theatre, Mylos) the play of the same name, a multimedia show treating human everyday reality through 15 short stories discussing the daily routine of work, family life, the hectic city grooves, politics, human relations. It has also staged the play