WomenCinemakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Theodora Prassa Lives and works in Nottingham, England, UK

Lavyrinthos portrays representations of spaces and paths, which create the illusion of the infinite, the endless creation of plans, asymmetries and complexity which is life itself. Through intense geometric shots, I create repetitive compositions that negotiate human’s unbalanced relationship with his environment and paths of our own mind are represented. The square and geometry represent paths in our lives and the multiple layers dimensions and are strong elements here which bring together insights from the art of M. C. Escher, where he explores architecture, perspective and impossible spaces and the geometric abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian.

An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com is a captivating video by Greek multidisciplinary artist Theodora Prassa: featuring effective combination between elegant composition and captivating soundtrack, it challenges the viewers' perceptual parameters addressing them to question our relationship with environment. One of the most interesting aspects of Prassa's work is the way it urges the spectatorship to find the abstract in the real and the vice versa. We are particularly pleased to introduce our readers to her multifaceted artistic production. : we would Hello Theodora and welcome to like to introduce you to our readers with a couple of questions regarding your background. You have a solid formal training and after having earned your BA of Visual and Applied Arts from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, you moved from

Greece to the United Kingdom to attend the Nottingham Trent University, where you are currently pursuing a MA of Fashion and Textile Design. How did these experiences inform your current practice? Moreover, how would you describe the influence that your cultural substratum due to your Greek roots have on your general vision on art? If you had ask me three years ago whether I would use video art in my artistic development or not, the answer wouldn't be the same as today. Things have come natural to me with unexpected facts that I came across. During my undergraduate studies, I was lucky enough to get to know various techniques, one of them was Premiere Adobe. I did my first videos as part of a group with a friend of mine, who I met at the University, with whom we shared common aesthetic interests. Some of the videos were really good and travelled to many places as they have been selected and screened from various organisations around the world.

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