Markenplein 1 | Cinema, 2nd floor
3 April 2019
With some examples of my projects I would like to discuss how audio-visual artistic research projects can create a kind of multi-folded storytelling work that questions how we conceive and live of relations to geography, or better to something that is in-between a geography and a mind-set. How can we understand the expression of landscape as knowledge, as a changing and speaking entity within our contemporary production of subjectivity? How does a media practice of mapping relate to the idea of what I take from the term machinic animism by Deleuze & Guattari and how can we understand it as a ‘migrant work’. This volunteers for another direction of meaning within the politics of migration and its existential practices in the arts, that intervene in today's fabrication of the social-political body.
Angela Melitopoulos studied Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf with Nam June Paik and holds a Ph.D. in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University in London. She is teaching as a professor in the Media School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her videos and installations (Passing Drama, Assemblages and the cinema of Fernand Deligny’s and Déconnage among others) were awarded and exhibited in many international festivals, exhibitions and museums. Her last project Crossings was shown at the documenta 14.