First Artists in Residence of the EMAP/EMARE platform at the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Kentaro Kumanomido and Thomas Anthony Owen will work on a new project called “Faster than Light” from 1 May until the 1 July 2018.
© Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen
Faster Than Light is an intermedia project focused on the intersections of technology, identity, consciousness, trauma, and survival. Through filmmaking, movement research, and visionary fiction, Kumanomido and Owen will develop work for multimedia broadcasts throughout the city of Athens.
As queer-identified artists of multicultural backgrounds, Kumanomido and Owen will nurture contexts for the emergence of overlooked local narratives, weaving together images and sensations that surround urban ecologies, queer politics, and apocalyptic mysticism into a post-digital network for spontaneous and subversive communication.
“we see beyond our eyes. we weep from the pores of our feet. we meet and never touch.”
Kentaro Kumanomido and Thomas Anthony Owen are an art-as-research collaboration who utilize a range of intermedia tactics to investigate the overlapping politics of ecology, technology, performance, and embodiment. They maintain a femme-forward umbrella of intersectional creative practices based in emergent strategies, filmmaking, movement studies, installation, science fiction writing and sound design.
EMAP platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Selected Artists 2018