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Video Art: The use of Technology in Art

Title: Video Art: The use of Technology in Art
Speaker(s): Marianne Strapatsakis, Painter, Video Artist, Former Associate Professor, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University
Date & Time: 17/05/2016 15:00-18:00
Location: AVARTS Areteos, Room 3, Former Asylum
Language: Greek

Short Description:
In Principles of Research, A. Einstein stated that the artist, but also the scientist, substitute the empirical world with a self-created world, aiming to transcendence. The various forms of art: Literature, Poetry, Theater, Visual Arts, Photography, Cinema etc, always represented an investigatory process on matters of conceptual and visual articulation in order to create ideological, social, anthropological and scientific messages.

Every occurrence that we might call art is an attempt of noesis , an attempt to signify the world. If science proves, art signifies. Understanding of the world is an attempt beyond knowledge and it happens through technology.

Digital art, apart from the possibility to create images and sounds, it allows us to develop a language through which art’s investigatory process is formed in terms of creating and manipulating images, sounds and actions that can become a powerful virtual environment for education and research, promoting simultaneously Art and Digital Technology.

This workshop will comprise a theoretical and a practical part.
During the theoretical part of the workshop, we will present and analyze examples of recognized video artists, while during the practical part the participants will be invited to create their own work samples.

Short CV
Founding member of the Audiovisual Arts Department, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (2004). Head of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University (2012-2014).

During her artistic career, she has accomplished thirty six personal exhibitions in Greece, France, England, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Chile and she has participated in fifty eigth group exhibitions in Greece, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and England.

Her work is presented in all Dictionaries of Art, and in 150 newspaper and journal articles. It has been also shown on TV and radio broadcasts, and finally has been exhibited in various Festivals in Greece and abroad.

Works of Marianne Strapatsakis belong to several collections in Greece, including the Ministry of Culture, the National Gallery, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Eliza and Vasilis Goulandris Museum of Modern Art, the Municipal Gallery of Rhodes, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Municipality of Rhodes, the Macedonean Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, the Viannou Gallery in Crete, the Gallery of Syros, the Harry Antoniou collection, the Periklis Sahinis collection, and abroad the K. Fix collection in Austria, the T. Karavias collection in New York, and also various private collections in France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.

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