"HOME" Video Installation Art 2015/Ermoupoli
Home is love, Home is where our story begins, Home is where your heart is! A wonderful cooperation under the Eye's Walk Digital festival.
The House, the home... Home encompasses the concept of identity, which nowadays is threatened, weakened.
Through the original works of artists we investigate the ambiguous concept of "Home" on the architectural canvas of Ermoupolis, a city both a home and a conflict area for many different communities (religious, economic, social). "Mansion Velissaropoulos", a neoclassical building of the 19th century, a unique example of the edge of neoclassicism in Greece, opens its doors and welcomes the art installation "Home? – To Mikro- Mikro Spiti" by group “En Dynamei”.
The group “En Dynamei” is comprised of young artists, with and without disabilities, who wish to remain alarmed, active and sensitive to constant movement among the arts. A life in movement!
The project, as proposed for the Eye's Walk Festival 2015, is a triptych that explores the issue of personal space:
My home is...
The society is discussing the meaning of home. People answer questions and discuss the issue of personal space, in parallel contrasting video projections.
Rooms to dream
The individual in a dream, ideal space. Home as a search and extension of one’sself. 10 stereoscopic 3D videos put the viewer into the dreamy rooms. The rooms were builtas part of the project for the group members. They were filmed in 3D to reflect the individual's first contact with the dreamed and designed space.
Rooms to live
The place of dreams experienced by society. Each group member lives in, invites at and shares his dreamy personal space with people he chooses. The symbiosis is filmed and displayed in a single space with three parallel, synchronized video projections.
The documentary homedoc of Kostas Iordanou was also presented in Syros.
The installation was presented in its original form at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.
Artistic Direction: Helen Dimopoulou
Photos: George Kogias