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Living and Working in Athens

Living and Working in Athens LIVING AND WORKING IN ATHENS Ioannis Savvidis, Laertis Vassiliou, Maria-Thalia Carras, and Sophia Tournikiotis in conversation with Marina Kotzamani our young professionals in the arts living and working in Athens are the focus of this conversation. Ioannis Savvidis is a visual artist particularly interested in space, who mainly works with video, installation, and architectural design. He is based in Athens and Berlin. His recent work was shown at the first Biennial of Athens (2007) as well as at Art Athina (2008). Savvidis is a member of Stadtwald, a group of urban action based in Berlin, of Osservatorio Nomade, and of the Rufus Corporation. Laertis Vassiliou is an actor and a director. As an actor he has worked with distinguished theatre directors, including Roula Pateraki, Theodoros Terzopoulos, D. Mavrikios, and Robert Wilson. He has directed Mrozek’s The Emigrants and more recently One in Ten, a performance about immigrants in Greece, which was invited to the theatre festival Mess in Sarajevo the fall of 2008. He also works in film and television. Maria-Thalia Carras and Sophia Tournikiotis are art curators. They founded (in 2004) and co-direct Locus Athens, a non-profit contemporary arts organization that does not have a space as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2009 Marina Kotzamani
Subject
Interview
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/pajj.2009.31.2.45
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Abstract

LIVING AND WORKING IN ATHENS Ioannis Savvidis, Laertis Vassiliou, Maria-Thalia Carras, and Sophia Tournikiotis in conversation with Marina Kotzamani our young professionals in the arts living and working in Athens are the focus of this conversation. Ioannis Savvidis is a visual artist particularly interested in space, who mainly works with video, installation, and architectural design. He is based in Athens and Berlin. His recent work was shown at the first Biennial of Athens (2007) as well as at Art Athina (2008). Savvidis is a member of Stadtwald, a group of urban action based in Berlin, of Osservatorio Nomade, and of the Rufus Corporation. Laertis Vassiliou is an actor and a director. As an actor he has worked with distinguished theatre directors, including Roula Pateraki, Theodoros Terzopoulos, D. Mavrikios, and Robert Wilson. He has directed Mrozek’s The Emigrants and more recently One in Ten, a performance about immigrants in Greece, which was invited to the theatre festival Mess in Sarajevo the fall of 2008. He also works in film and television. Maria-Thalia Carras and Sophia Tournikiotis are art curators. They founded (in 2004) and co-direct Locus Athens, a non-profit contemporary arts organization that does not have a space as

Journal

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: May 1, 2009

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