Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, at the exhibition Other Places, curated by Apostolos Kalfopoulos.
Heterotopias | Tourist Resort
The figures are being placed in a landscape rich of natural beauty but deserted. They seem to be dislocated from one narrative and re-located to a different one. Those figures are not affected by the emotions the landscape evokes. They seem to wonder though, where they are being placed and why, how they relate to each other, how they relate to the environment they have been placed to. The shots look like still photographs disturbed by a small movement in the frame. What connects the shots is the feeling of immobility all through the piece. It is an attempt to relate the natural and the artificial,the human being, his desires and needs with 'objects of desire' that he/she is constantly being exposed to.
If the natural environment represents freedom, are those characters free of will? What do those 'objects' they carry represent? The landscape acts like a theater set, where issues of the natural and the artificial, the real and the ideal, the unnecessary and the fake are being discussed.
Director / Script: Lena Athanasopoulou
Director of Photography: Dimitris Stabolis
Electrician Assistant: Christos Glavas
Editing: Lena Athanasopoulou
Casting: Mara Tabaki, Niki Tabaki, Dimitris Rombos, Niki Lyberiadou.
Make up artist: Euridiki Kalota
Production still photographer: Lambros Sakellariou
Fight or Flight © Lena Athanasopoulou, 2007