Date and Time: 13/05/2021 (23:35-00:05)
This artwork consists of multiple videos of scrolls down found in well-known social media, which were taken by smart phone and are displayed in a horizontal layout and continuous flow. On a second reading and as the viewer moves away from the individual information, he or she realizes that the Greek flag is formed in the video. The artwork seeks to ask questions about the ever-increasing use and abuse of social media in Greek everyday life. Being sometimes means of communication and information and sometimes tools of manipulation, social media make people concern and strongly influence society in its entirety, while the posts of their multiple users are now an integral part of our modern (digital) public space.
Vasilis Alexandrou was born in 1990 in Greece. Graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University in 2014. In 2019 he completed a Master in “Audiovisual Arts in the Digital Age” at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University. He has created a work for public space basis titled “On a burned piano”, exhibited on a permanent University at the University of Macedonia and has displayed his work in five solo exhibitions “Mémoire Courte”, French Institute of Thessaloniki (2020), “Bliss Machines”, Old Fortress, Corfu (2019), "éducation forcée", French Institute of Thessaloniki (2017), “Object’s Origin Rejected”, Cultural Center of Alimos Municipality, Athens (2017), and in more than 50 groupshows. In 2017 he represented Greece in Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale "Home", National Gallery of Tirana. He has delivered seminars at University Institutions and since 2020 is a PhD candidate at the Ionian University, Department of Sound and Visual Arts.