27-28 JUN 2018
On a performative journey along the margins of consciousness invite us the first artists in residence of the EMAP/EMARE platform at the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens.
Free admission with entrance tickets, on a first come first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.
Photo © Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen
"We built a queer spaceship. We are returning home." Kentaro Kumanomido and Thomas Anthony Owen, first artists in residence of the EMAP/EMARE
platform at the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, invite us on a performative journey along the margins of consciousness.
“faster than light
is an intermedia project focused on the intersections of technology, identity, consciousness, trauma, and survival. We'll pick up shards of fragmented code belonging to a mythical operating system whose name has been long-forgotten. We'll brew a pot of something strange, in order to entice, through scent, this memory of our remembering. Lately the wind has been heard whispering a string of letters sounding something like freeeeedoommmm
Kentaro Kumanomido and Thomas Anthony Owen are improvisational choreographers based in Europe. Together, they form the core of electric shepherds (est. 2015), an art-as-research collaboration focused on creating femme-forward contexts for radical queer embodiment, new media practices, and quasi-mystical encounters.
creditsCo-directed: Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen
Film participants: ActiVista / George Kounanis, Chraja, Tracy Fischer, Giorgos Kalogeropoulos, Efi Karagiannopoulou, Zak Kostopoulos, Maria Michailidou, Thomas Anthony Owen, Khalid Prem, Evi Tsaklanou, Avraam Vrohidis
Lead Sound Design: Stratos Bichakis
Where Did I Go?: BLANKIE / Alicia Grant
Voguing Track: Bonebrokk / Marios Naris
Cinematography: Nikolas Pottakis, Kentaro Kumanomido, Thomas Anthony Owen (lead camera), Zinzi Buchanan (support camera)
Makeup support: Anastasia Athanasiou
Translation support: Anis Alexandros El Namparaoui
Special thanks to: Mor Demer and Vicki Kapo
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Within the framework of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP/EMARE)
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
read moreThe European Media Art Platform - EMAP provides up-and-coming media artists working in the visual arts, design, film, music and sound with the chance to participate in residencies and to create new works to be presented at festivals and other events in partner-countries.
The platform's members are: Werkleitz Gesellschaft Centre for Media Art (Germany), Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (Greece), Ars Electronica Center (Austria), Bandits Mages (France), FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) (UK), Impakt (Netherlands), KONTEJNER | biro suvremene umjetničke prakse (Croatia), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Spain), M-cult (Finland), RIXC Center for New Media Culture (Latvia), Centrum Sztuki WRO / WRO Art Center for Media Art Foundation (Poland).
EMAP is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.