15.09.2023. 16h. Sala Alcalá 31. Proyección Festivales Internacionales

15.09.2023. 16h. Sala Alcalá 31. Proyección Festivales Internacionales


15.09.2023. 16-18h


Festival PLAY – videoarte y cine experimental

Artistas: Sebastián Zanzottera (arg) con Fuego en el mar, Lucila Podesta (arg) con El nacimiento de una mano y Lucas Olivares (arg) con No es un juego.




La sesión de vídeo plantea de una manera más sutil, pero extremadamente relevante, la cuestión de la importancia de la arquitectura y su influencia en lo que nos convertimos. Vivir en una casa antigua con muchos problemas sin duda nos hará personas diferentes a si viviéramos en una casa moderna con todas las comodidades. Vivir en la ciudad o en el campo también nos hace diferentes. Junto al mar o en la montaña. En una casa pequeña o en una casa grande. En el centro de cualquier ciudad o en sus alrededores. En un lugar ventoso o protegido. En una casa con paredes interiores blancas o de colores… Todavía podemos abordar el tema de las personas que viven con nosotros. ¿Cómo nos moldean? ¿Todos en la casa son independientes? ¿Están todos sanos? ¿Y los abusos que se cometen dentro de la familia? Como el abuso sexual infantil, por ejemplo. En este momento de sus vidas, el hogar siempre debe ser su refugio. Podemos imaginarnos a un niño, por la mañana, saliendo para la escuela y sintiendo que por unas horas estará lejos de ese espacio de horror, su hogar. También podemos reflexionar sobre formas de vivir más etéreas, como el hecho de que podemos habitar nuestros cuerpos. Hay quienes están rotundamente en contra de esta idea de crear una separación entre el yo (alma) y el cuerpo. ¿Son uno? ¿Solo en la poesía podemos separarlos?

The video session raise in a more subtle way, but extremely relevant question, of the importance of architecture and its influence on what we become. Living in an old house with many problems will certainly make us different people than if we lived in a modern house with all the comforts. Living in the city or in the countryside also makes us different. By the sea or in the mountains. In a small house or in a large house. In the center of any city or in its surroundings. In a windy or sheltered location. In a house with white or colored interior walls… We can still address the issue of the people who live with us. How do they shape us? Is everyone in the house independent? Is everyone healthy?And the abuses that are committed within the family? Like child sexual abuse, for example. At this point in their lives, home should always be their haven. We can imagine a child, in the morning, leaving for school and feeling that for a few hours he will be far away from that space of horror, his home. We can also reflect on more ethereal ways of living, such as the fact that we can inhabit our bodies. There are those who are outright against this idea of ​​creating a separation between the self (soul) and the body. Are they one? Only in poetry can we separate them?

(Sérgio Gomes)

Curators: José Vieira e Sérgio Gomes
Texto: Sérgio Gomes
Artistas: Carla Forte (eeuu), Conceição Rocha (por), Estela Lapponi (bra), Eva Dabara (isr), Fran Orallo (esp), Isabel Perez del Pulgar (esp), Ju Morais (bra),



Curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou
Duration: 32 min

The selection deals with political and social issues, bringing under the microscope the vague language of politics versus real life. The political is personal and the personal is political. Each one of the selected videos unveils both of these layers and aspects of reality, highlighting the social dimension of the personal experience under certain political and social conditions but also the distance between the decision centers and the real life of the people. Empty words, fear, memories of war, synthetic worlds, hope, and the story of a little girl “who became the moon” and made us face ourselves when we look at her, combine in this selection to give us a “screenshot” and a short description of our world.

Video Art Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in Kalamata in 2005 (initiated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki), it has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece and builded an international festival identity, presenting an annual video art festival for a decade. Since 2015, Miden continues its work ona biennial basis, changing its form to a more flexible and broadened event programming in Greece and abroad, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant networks and research.

Through collaborations and exchanges 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 in Greece and a communication hub between artists, organizations, festivals and art spaces around the world.

Miden screening programs have traveled in many cities of Greece and all over the world, and they are hosted by significant festivals, museums and institutions globally.

(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)
Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou & Olga Papadopoulou

Info: www.festivalmiden.gr || www.facebook.com/videoartmiden || https://www.instagram.com/videoart_miden/