BABIS VENETOPOULOS Ship of Fools

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Ship of Fools
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2017

“Ship of Fools” presents a group of men on a boat sailing ungoverned in the sea of time. Into the dense darkness, trapped beings are now abandoned to their own destiny. The “fools” in the ship are travelers without destination. The project is a reference to Hieronymus Bosch’s painting “Ship of Fools” and Michel Foucault’s first chapter in “Madness and Civilization”.

Babis Venetopoulos was born in Thessaloniki in 1973. He studied at the Fine Arts School of the AUTh (BA painting) and continued with postgraduate studies at Athens School of Fine Arts -ASFA (MA Digital Forms of Art). He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Fine Arts of AUTh (Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki).
His research includes digital video, 3D modeling and animation, interactive installations, 3D printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality. He has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Beijing Biennial, DI-EGY 0.1 in Cairo, “Theorimata” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art-Athens, Thessaloniki Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, “No Borders – Just N.E.W.S.”, International AICA Exhibition, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, ANIMAMUNDI etc.).
He has worked as director and supervisor of animation and other audiovisual productions and has created videos for theatrical productions.

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