acro[para]poli, am/pm_fm, 2009
2 min video animation, color, sound.
The video animation “Acro[para]poli, am/pm_fm” presents two vertical views of the city of Athens, made out of still images. The first part, which lasts 1 min, consists of photographs shot between 11:00 – 12:00 am from Lycabettus hill, and the camera slowly moves up the ground towards the blue sky. The second part, which also lasts 1 min, is shot between 23:00 – 24:00 pm from Plaka, the historical center of Athens, and makes the opposite move, descending from the dark sky into an apartment’s balcony. City and radio sounds co-exist with the images. The word Acropolis is separated by the Greek adverb “para” meaning awfully, and gives a new, conceptual connotation to the notion of the monument.
To watch the video animation follow this link.
City one minutes: Athenens, curated by Antonis Pittas.
In Dire(ct) Democracy, curated by Gelly Grindaki & Margarita Kataga, School of Fine Arts, Athens. http://indiredemocracy.wordpress.com/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1PGFXfW4o