Interdisciplinary Conference


in Art & Science

27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta

abortion chairs
Konstantinos Tiligadis

A visual work with the theme of abortion chairs explores the complex and sensitive issue of abortion through the use of video art and animation. The work was created with technical intelligence, using drawings that were sketched with a pencil and then animated to bring them to life. The concept of abortion chairs is a metaphorical representation of the emotional and physical discomfort that women go through when they undergo an abortion procedure. The chairs are symbolic of the medical equipment used during the procedure, but they also represent the isolation and vulnerability that women experience during this time.

The video art and animation techniques used in this work aim to create a sense of empathy and understanding for women who have gone through this experience. The use of animation allows the artist to create a world that is both surreal and familiar, where emotions and experiences are heightened and amplified. Through the use of line drawings, the artist is able to convey the complex emotions that surround the topic of abortion. The simplicity of the line drawing allows for a directness of expression that is both honest and raw. The animation of these drawings adds a layer of depth and complexity to the work, allowing the artist to explore the subject matter in a nuanced and multi-dimensional way.

Overall, this visual work with the theme of abortion chairs is a thought-provoking and powerful exploration of a highly contentious issue. The use of technical intelligence, video art, and animation elevates the work to a level of emotional and intellectual depth that is rare in contemporary art. It is a testament to the power of visual art to inspire empathy, understanding, and social change.

Curated by Hub of Art Laboratories (Greece)

Konstantinos Tiligadis

Konstantinos Tiligadis was born in Athens in 1967. He studied painting under N. Kessanlis and scenography under G. Ziakas at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1990-99). With a Greek state scholarship (1994-95) he attended painting, sculpture, model in motion and photography at the Academy of Fine arts in Seville, Spain. He got his Masters degree in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2000-03). His work has been exhibited in several venues and art festivals and he was awarded the 1st prize for Olympic Truce Through Painting (2004) in Damaskus, Syria. His work is part of private collections, museums in Greece and abroad. He has collaborated with the Eugenides Foundation (Planetarium) for the making of a 3D film in the framework of the Cultural Olympiad (2004) and he has participated in many conferences and research projects. He taught at the undergraduate program of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2003-2009), at the Masters program Digital Arts, A.S.F.A. (2006) and at the Technical Educational Institute of Athens (2007) at the department of Graphic Design. In 2012, he was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece.

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