1. bouncing with yiayia

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    from Peter Petropoulakos / Added

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    easily amused? yes.

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    • My YiaYia

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      from Eliot Rausch / Added

      14.5K Plays / / 44 Comments

      Dedicated to my YiaYia (Grandmother) and all the immigrants that came to America leaving their homeland and families in search of a better life. To all the hopes and the dreams that traveled over the distant oceans, to all the families that have scattered across this new land, may we never forget each other. As my YiaYia says, "Opa!" Director / Editor: Eliot Rausch Director of Photography: Matt B.Taylor Music: Nana Mouskouri - Telalima www.eliotrausch.com

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      • Papou (Teaser)

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        from James Loizou / Added

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        A compilation of shots from an upcoming documentary about Jim & Jane Loizou.

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        • Telling Dirty Jokes With Yai

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          from Maria F / Added

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          Thanksgiving break, Steve, Yai and I share jokes.

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          • The Opa! Way -Dancer & YiaYia

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            from Constantine Krystallis / Added

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            Client: The Opa! Way. Commissioned work to design, create and animate the village and the two characters. Dance had no sound file and the audio of the speakage is not that crash hot.

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            • Tribute to Yiayia

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              from Alexa Epitropoulos / Added

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              My grandmother (or "yiayia" in Greek) was one of the biggest influences on my life and had such a capacity to love. She always had koulorikia to spare and a funny comment. I'll always love her, cherish her life lessons and carry her spirit with me. Yiayia has shown me strength and compassion, above all things.

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              • Yiayia

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                from Dino Davaros / Added

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                A human interest piece about Eleanor Davaros, my yiayia (or grandmother). This was made for my Digital Storytelling class.

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                • Yiayia

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                  from Meagan Christou / Added

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                  Yiayia 2014 Meagan Christou Installation 4 projectors, single channel audio, 2 dressed mannequins. It all began with clothes, clothes that belonged to my yiayia, that she had given to me. These clothes were not a reflection of the person I knew as my grandmother, but they did provide a link to my past, one that I often forget is apart of me. So I started my search to discover who she was and who she is. What I uncovered was a huge sense of loss, and regret.Those clothes and small number of photographs I obtained, contained youthful yet pained reminders of the past. As my yiayiaʼs memory wanes and fragments, so do the stories and records of my family history. Fanny Christou nee Nantsiou was born December 25th 1939 in the rural hills of Macedonia (now Greece) in a village called Kato Ydrousa. Within the installation exploring her past and her reflections, I project images that are repeated and cropped surrounding the mannequins dressed in my grandmotherʼs clothes, being used as a projection surface. It is nearly impossible for the viewer to go and touch or inspect the clothes without disrupting the light and images thrown by the multiple projectors. In this way we are physically creating the fragmentation that occurs within memory.An audio recording plays within the space of a conversation and interview that took place between my yiayia and myself. The informal rambling and her thick accent, reminds us of the oral tradition that she comes from and the personal drama that all families experience. This piece explores identity and longing, how our identity can be tied to a place and a culture, and how the loss of that place or culture can affect us. In Melinda Barlowʼs article Fragments of Memory on Mary Lucierʼs piece “Last Rites (Positano)” she writes, “Lucier appears...to have let go...working with looser, more intimate combination of materials that permit visitors to create their own meandering experiences and to follow their own unexpected associations as they too, remember and relinquish the emotional inheritance handed down through family mythology.” In this long history of working with the archive, and personal artifacts, I wanted to investigate the importance of the historical family archive, how it can make us unique, and simultaneously connect us through a collective saga of family lore.

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                  • Yiayia's 100th Birthday

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                    from Alex Thompson / Added

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                    December, 2013 at the Cliff House in San Francisco.

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