Interview: Angelina Voskopoulos

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Interview: Angelina Voskopoulos

Luca Curci talks with artist Angelina Voskopoulos during Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival III exhibition in Venice on August 2015.

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Angelina Voskopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on 14th May 1981. She is graduated (BA with Distinction) in Fine Arts and Technology and she also has a Masters degree in Digital Arts(university of the Arts London). She is teaching at Athens cultural center Art and New Media . She also working her own videos, as well as sculptures made from polyester. She has shown her work in many art festivals and exhibition spaces worldwide (Greece,Italy,Canada,Sweden,London,USA,Spain,Peru,Argentina,Bulgaria,Morocco).Recently she was selected for the Biennial Edition of VIDEOFOCUS,Stigmart10 Videobiennale, special issue featuring videoartists and independent filmmakers. More over she is participating in The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, 2015-2016. Her view regarding the power of that which is minimal has been reinforced by research, the application of ideas and the results from previous research.

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Luca Curci – Can you talk about your personal experience in Venice? What did you think about the whole organization of the event, the artists’ selection, the communication management and opening nights?

Angelina Voskopoulos – ‘Venice is a magic place and keeps  its ‘history ‘alive. Beautiful artworks from various artist. Simply no boundaries for imagination! Everything was organized perfectly. Moreover, videos and images of the venues are on various websites, and it all looks cool.

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L. C. – What do you think about the collaboration between It’s LIQUID and Ca’ Zanardi/Venice Art House?

A. V. – Well, I will simple say that I’ve seen that lately there have been several venues in the city of Venice organized by It’s Liquid and Cà Zanardi/Venice Art House. International artists working with photography, experimental filmmaking , installations, paintings, live experimental dance and art performances. So, great!

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L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

A. V. – Future memories? well, as Albert Einstein had mentioned once: “Time and space are modes by which we think an not conditions in which we live.” The artwork I presented for the event is part of a memory.  My basic concept is the following : ”A life articulated in the void, deprived of every stimulus and devoid of any meaning, must correspond to a “frozen” time, without a flow. A time that knows no past or present, static, unmoving, a bad eternity…Narrative-shots in ruins-skin-the soul of things) Every time there is an intense emotion it’s like a smoke/mist covering everything around. Some other times, it’s as if it’s embracing everything and others as if it’s encaging everything. Fear, love, hatred, all create smoke(mist) of varying density,width and colour. Everything disperses like smoke, except when they merge into a wall (the dream of the guy(man?) by the door produces some smoke, as if reaching a conclusion).”

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L. C. – What are you currently working on?

A. V. – I just finished my new experimental film ‘skin deep’ Its an Hymn to Eros( play with love, Like playing with dreams,not fearing they don’t exist).

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L. C. – What is art for you?

A. V. – Art is not a thing ,  it is a way. Experimentation is the key to develop any idea.

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L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organizations? Do you think they can represent an opportunity for artists?

A. V. – They certainly can, real good organization and a great opportunity for artists.



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