Florentia Ikonomidou (Greece) – Heart Attack, 2016, 02:44
In September 2015, I was in Lesvos for the organization of an exhibition. I had been, on this island, several times in the past. This time the shock was amazing. As if someone had awakened, someplace, a sinister oil deity in order to eliminate any human element. I felt that some sort of mutation occurred not only to the refugees, arriving by thousands in plastic boats, but also to the island’s landscape and ourselves. These emotions I wanted to express in this video which is the first of a series on the same theme.
Born in Athens. She studied Painting and Etching at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts of Paris and at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She is assistant professor at the Department of Product and Systems Design of Syros Aegean University in Drawing- Color and Printing. Her work includes paintings, prints, video animation, and installations. Lately, her interest focuses on the relationship between prints and their movement, realized in a video animation, and their installation in an especially designed space.