Videopoetry Festival Athens

Jun, 2021

The videopoem „Pause,“ presented at the 9th International Videopoetry Festival Athens 2021, is based on the eponymous poem by Greek poet Anastasia Gkitsi.

Originally introduced in print form in 2016, it accompanied artworks by 15 visual artists exhibited at the 1st Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair. The Videopoetry Festival Athens provides a unique platform for the presentation and intersection of videopoetry and contemporary art.

Time, the distinctive characteristic of human existence. This specific dimension of life, sometimes rushing by quickly and stressfully, sometimes dragging slowly and painfully. This powerful tamer of our daily rhythm, never resting, even in silence. However, it is humanity that will conquer it. Humanity will assert the one and only PAUSE. Any pause, however small, achieves a victory over time.

 

In the film, video artist Janni Kolotouros portrays the uninterrupted connection between time and pause, alternating between three different versions of the visual, musical, and linguistic themes, without influencing the conceptual coherence.

Poem: Anastasia Gkitsi
Video art: Janni Kolotouros
Original music: Ilias Chadjoglou

french spoken: Frei Marloes
english spoken: Natalie Maxson
greek spoken: Anastasia Gkitsi
german translation: Katharina Liatzoura

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