Date and Time: 16/05/2021 (20:00-21:45)
Nikos Kokkalis, Stefanos Papadas, Αndreas Mniestris
BRAINRINTH is a multi-channel video installation. The work attempts – through technology – to approach brain-related functions of memory, drawing on material from personal experience of the body in crisis. The title BRAINRINTH –from the words Brain and Labyrinth – is a play on the intractable riddle of an archetypal Greek structure (the labyrinth) and the labyrinthine processes of the human brain. The BRAINRINTH installation seeks a poetic mapping of the human brain.
Due to the shock of trauma, our understanding of the functioning of the body, and of nature itself –which we are trying to dominate – seems desperate and full of anxiety. Taking this into account, if we adopt a position in which we keep a distance of aesthetic neutrality, perhaps this reality begins to look less frightening.
Born in Corfu in 1966, he studied at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1984-1989). In 2006, with Marilena Koskina, he set up the OKKO Group to raise citizens' awareness through Art. In 2016, he graduated as a PhD student of the Ionian University's Department of Audio & Visual Arts. Since 2017 he has been working in the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University as a member of the Special Teaching Staff.
Stefanos Papadas is a graduate of the Ionian University’s Department of Audio and Visual Arts and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Through video art, he focuses on space, time, matter and human issues, highlighting questions facing modern society and looking for answers. His first directorial attempt with the documentary ""Anamones"" (Expectations) received a full grant from the Cypriot Ministry of Culture and was shown as part of the 2017 Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki