“Thessaloniki Through Fragments” – Audiovisual Installation

ARTIST

Group 3 + 2

DATE

Thursday 09 May - Saturday 11 May
10:00 - 20:00

VENUE

Bey Hamam (Paradise Baths)

“Thessaloniki Through Fragments” – Audiovisual Installation

Group 3 + 2

This installation takes as its point of departure the Kapani Arcade as it bears traces of several epochs, temporalities and experiences of the city of Thessaloniki. Our aim is to bring to the fore these traces through an intermedia art project which uses image reconstruction, sounds, memories and digital data in order to connect the present of the city to its lived history through visual representations. The background is a three-dimensional photogrammetric walk through of the city created with projection mapping. Scenes and figures that could have been encountered in the city across its history, taken from 19th and 20th century paintings, are projected in the foreground.

Moving slowly, the figures come to life and invite the viewer to listen to them. Through the red funnels that are connected to the figures’ mouths, the viewer will listen stories about Thessaloniki from different historical periods. The narrating voice will be almost whispering, inviting to viewer to get closer in order to share and experience the stories in an intimate way.

 

CREDITS

Project Coordinator / projection mapping video:

Marilena Kouvidi is an architect-engineer and Digital Media artist. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Universitá degli studi, Federico II, Naples, Italy, (Distinction). She has been awarded the MA in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, London, UK. / Visual Artist / Projection Mapping

Set design / Sound art production   

Nike Dimopoulou is an architect (School of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece). She has a master’s degree in architecture (Master Program Metropolis organized by “Foundacio Polytecnica de Catalunya” and “Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona”, Spain.

Melina Analyti is an architect (School of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece). She has a master’s degree in Landscape of Architecture (ΜAP, ETSAB / Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya). She studied and works as scenographer and theatrical costume designer (New York Acting Studio-NYAS, National Theatre of Greece).

Programming / Lighting:

Dimitris Baltas is an electrical and computer engineer (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). He has a master’s degree in Interactive Media (LCC, University of the Arts ,London) and in Lighting Design (Hellinic Open University).

Audiovisual engineering:

Nikolas Konstantinou is working as an Audiovisual engineer, sound recordist and sound designer.

Production assistant – Sound art production  

Μaria Ioannidou is an architect (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She has a master’s degree in Temporary Space Design (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

Production manager:

Yiorgos Gkiatas: Civil Engineer