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PRESS RELEASE Miden video art screenings at Kalamata Street Festival

Miden participates at Kalamata Street Festival (Kalamata Railway Park, 28-31 July 2016) presenting 20 videoart works from 11 countries, in two screening programs. The first program, entitled VJ (curated by Margarita Stavraki) presents 13 videos of different aesthetic forms, that deal with the human entity and highlight scenes and objects of everyday life. The second program, under the title Fatal Error (curated by Gioula Papadopoulou) presents 7 digital videoart works based either on signal & image transformation or on 3d representations which create imaginary, artificial worlds, illustrated through the personal gaze and the aesthetics of each artist. The screenings will take place at Railway Park on Sunday, 31 of July (19:00-21:00h)

VJ | 50min | Curated by Margarita Stavraki

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Lívia Pasqual, A Hero’s Journey, Brazil 2015, 6.45 Hamda Al Qassimi, I Am Vertical, United Arab Emirates 2016, 2.00 Anaïs Pelaquier, Mourner, France 2013, 6.42 Connie Dekker, Etude - Arcopal Lullaby - voor Marieke, France 2015, 3.32 Juan Alonso + Nicolás Rico, Tableaux Vivants, Colombia 2014, 4.39 Daniel Spangler, A Beginner’s Introduction to Shadow Pronouns, USA 2015, 3.50 LJ Frezza, The Neutral Zone, USA 2015, 6.05 Beatrice Peter Schuett, Die 12 Stäbe, Germany 2015, 3.05 Kuesti Fraun, BEN, Germany 2012, 1.00 Devis Venturelli, Sporting club, Italy 2015, 3.30 Coalfather Industries, Mentors, USA 2016, 1.00 Manasak Khlongchainan, Anatta, Thailand 2014, 4.16 Irene Reece, La Routine de Bleu, USA 2015, 3.01

Fatal Error | 77 min | curated by Gioula Papadopoulou

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IP Yuk-Yiu, CLOUDS FALL, Hong Kong, 2014, 28.18 Ullrich Klose, Ruiner, Germany 2016, 11.25 Jeroen Cluckers, Oneiria, Belgium 2014, 3.52 Julianne Aguilar, Laancer’s Long Goodbye, USA 2015, 9.45 Sandrine Deumier & Philippe Lamy, GogatsuByo, France 2015, 14.51 Ana Cuzovic, Broken, Serbia 2015, 5.55 claRa apaRicio yoldi, Starry Starry Night, UK 2014, 2.30


The 9th Kalamata Street Festival will be held on 28-29-30-31 July, at the Municipal Railway Park. Kalamata Street Festival is an international voluntary structure organised by K.A.NE - Social Youth Development and the Youth Centre of Kalamata, with the support of the Region of Peloponnese Regional District of Messinia and local associations, organisations and groups of Kalamata. Entry to the events is free. The festival features more than 20 parallel events, combining youth creativity, intergenerational cooperation and preservation of the cultural heritage of our prefecture. The program includes theatre performances, concerts, dance groups, educational actions for children and young people, short-film and video-art screenings, painting exhibitions, artistic installations and an environmental stand. It aims to provide young creators with a space for expression, and motivate them to participate in more activities in the future, highlighting the public space, as a meeting, co-creation and social development area. More info: _____________ One of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece, Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005 in Kalamata, it seeks to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant research. Through collaborations and exhanges with major international festivals and organizations, it has been recognized as one of the most successful and interesting video art platforms internationally and as an important cultural exchange point for Greek and international video art. It also provides an alternative meeting point for emerging and established artists and a communication hub between artists, organizations, festivals and art spaces around the world. (*Miden means “zero� in Greek) Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou & Margarita Stavraki Info: || e-mail:

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