TITLE: Faster Than Light
TYPE: Hybrid film, performance & installation.
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.
FUTURE: Werkleitz Festival 2021, Halle, Germany.
RELATED WORK: https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/the-killing-of-zak-kostopoulos