Plato likens the human soul with a cage, where knowledge is birds flying. We’re born with the cage empty and, as we grow, we collect birds and they go in the cage for future use. When we need to access knowledge we put our hand in the cage, hunt for a bird – and sometimes catch the wrong one.
Ornithology uses the term “Zugunruhe” to describe the turbulent behavior of birds before they migrate, whether free or caged.
These two images, birds inhabiting the human soul and the distress of the migrating bird became the starting points for this film, commissioned on the theme of Emigration.
A flock of birds circles around and moves a cage vehicle, seeking escape from a city half finished and abandoned, with roads interrupted by fragments of fallen statues. Those hands are simultaneously the pursuit of knowledge and also the heroes/leaders of the past that we have rejected but are still haunting us.
In a time when Europe seems to be imploding, this is my portrait of Athens.
The Lumen Prize 2013 lumenprize.com
Best Animation, London Greek Film Festival, UK 2013
Special Mention for a Greek Film, Animasyros Festival, Greece 2013
Nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award, SoundTrack_Cologne, Germany 2013
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, November 2013
Underwire Festival, London, November 2013
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Holland, November 2013
Shnit International Short film festival, Switzerland, October 2013
Belo Horizonte International Film Festival, Brazil, September 2013
Animasyros Festival, Greece, September 2013
The Queen of Hungary, Landscape: Dislocation /Space / Place, UK, Spring 2013.
Femina Film Festival, Brazil, July 2013
Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, June 2013
Hong Kong Art Fair, Animation Club Screening, May 2013
MAshRome Film Fest, Rome, May 2013
60th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia, April 2013
Skepto International Film Festival, Sardinia, April 2013
Holland Animation Festival, Utrecht, March 2013
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham Museum & Gallery, UK, March 2013
Visual Dialogues (Installation), Plato's Academy Park, December 2012 - February 2013
Using drones, laser beams, projection mapping, and custom tools, Marshmallow Laser Feast explores new canvases by creating interactive, real-time, magical experiences.
The Creators Project is a partnership between Intel and VICE:
Hello World! Processing is a documentary on creative coding that explores the role that ideas such as process, experimentation and algorithm play in this creative field featuring artists, designers and code enthusiasts. Based on a series of interviews to some of the leading figures of the Processing open programming platform community, the documentary is built itself as a continuous stream of archived references, projects and concepts shared by this community.
It is the first chapter of a documentary series on three programming languages -Processing, Open Frameworks y Pure data- that have increased the role of coding in the practice of artists, designers and creators around the world.
The series explores the creative possibilities expanded by these open source tools and the importance of their growing online communities.
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