New Horizons – Pilot
What We Did
With the artistic direction of artist/filmmaker Loukia Avalanou we filmed on location in Athens for a new work named: New Horizons – Pilot. The filmed material was acquired with a 360 camera in 6K Stereoscopic 3D, on ground, in movement and in air.
Excerpt from State of Concept (gallery): [Link]
State of Concept is happy to present a solo exhibition of the work of one of the most interesting artists of the contemporary greek art scene, Loukia Alavanou, that opens on the 2nd of March at 19:00. The exhibition is an overview presentation of the artistic practice of Alavanou, entitled “Towards New Horizons” and curated by iLiana Fokianaki.
The artist will present together with older works the first pilot act of a new virtual reality project entitled “New Horizons – Pilot”, commissioned and produced by Onassis Culture. The pilot project acts as a prologue to a new body of works consisting of two visual arts films with 3D stereoscopic virtual reality shots (VR360) and has as a departure point both the conceptual and technological strategies of the futuristic film “To New Horizons” presented to the Futurama exhibition in 1940 as part of the international exhibition EXPO – 1939 in New York.
Loukia Alavanou has been working with film for over a decade. Her references stem from cinema, and in particular Walt Disney’s early films, UK post-war documentaries, educational films from the United States but also the filmography of Ingmar Bergman. With direct references to a Greek modernity, the artist places her narrative between the West and the particular morphology of Greece, embroiling her works with images and symbolisms from the political history of post-dictatorial Greece, as well as the cultural signifiers of the European North. Below such visual and acoustic stimuli, one can trace a pre-occupation of Alavanou with the feminine presence in film and its established symbolisms in the contemporary language of visual and cinematic production.
Commissioned and produced by: Onassis Culture
Concept developed with the support of: iLiana Fokianaki
Director/Editor/Sound Designer: Loukia Avalanou
360 Cinematography: Michael Tebinka
Location Manager: George Bekirakis
360 Post-production: Phaidonas Gialis
Mixing: Daphne Farazi
Drone Engineer: Damianos Oikonomidis, Owleyes
Drone Pilots: Nikolaos Nikou, Trifonas Konstantopoulos
Film Credits: Phaidonas Gialis, Vassiliki-Maria Plavou
Colorist: Dimitris Karteris
Poster Artwork: oddd studio
State of Concept
Tousa Botsari 19, Athens
March 3 – April 28, 2018