KENTARO KUMANOMIDO

TITLE: Faster Than Light

DATE: 2018-ongoing

TYPE: Performance film and installation

PROMO CREDITS:

IMAGE (in order of appearance):

Zackie Oh! / Zak Kostopoulos, Space Manifesto / Thanos Papadogiannis, Chraja / Chrysos Synodinos, Ioanna Athanasiou, George Miliarakis, Lala Kolopi / Giorgos Pitenis, Tila Kareola / Georgia Xanthopoulou, ActiVista / George Kounanis, Stavvroula Louzi, Khalid Prem, Kephi / Efi Karagiannopoulou, Candee Kareola / Dimitra Stylianou, Nonika Kareola / Harris Andreou

DIRECTION / EDITING: Thomas Anthony Owen

SOUND: Bonebrokk, Stratos Bichakis

THANKS: Remember Fashion, Athens School of Fine Arts

LOCATION: Athens, Greece

CONCEPT: Faster Than Light (FTL) is a hybrid performance, film, and intermedia installation that seeks to establish new best practices for emerging media artists working within hypermarginalized and historically misrepresented communities. The process involved a nine-month period of on-site experimental social practice and documentation within the LGBTQ+ community of Athens, Greece before and after the police-implicated murder of Zak Kostopoulos (1983-2018), a prominent Athenian artist and social activist.

SUPPORT: Creative Europe, Stegi Onassis, European Media Art Platform & individual donations.

RELATED WORK: https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/the-killing-of-zak-kostopoulos

FUTURE: 

April 2021: videonale.18, Bonn, Germany

June 2021 : NEW WORLD DIS/ORDER, werkleitz, Halle, Germany

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