Narcissism. Personality development goes through a series of stages. This progression, when completed normally, leads to the formation of a stable person. The whole life of the individual is devoted to the ceaseless seeking of socially acceptable ways of sexual indulgence. It is a general consensus that narcissism is tightly connected to the relationship that is formed between the individual and the existing behavioral standards.
Katerina Tsakiri was born in Athens on March 20th, 1991. She studied photography and audio-visual arts at the Technological Institute of Athens (T.E.I.A.) and at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Orléans, France (I.A.V.) as an Erasmus Student. Currently, she is an MFA student of Photography at Valand Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden (2019-2021). Her work has been exhibited in European photography festivals such as Athens Photo Festival, Circulation(s), Encontros da Imagem, and others in cities around Greece and France. Four of the first prints of her project “Family Affair” belong to MOMus’ (Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki) private collection.
The projects that she is working on are mainly autobiographical and are approached through a sociological and psychological lens. Self-portraiture and symmetry are the two basic elements of her work so far. Parallel to her photography, she produces and directs dance films in collaboration with the dance artist and director Angelos Papadopoulos. Their films’ thematics are oriented on how corporeal behavior is being shaped by social rules.
Born in Athens (1991), Angelos Papadopoulos is a dance artist and director who knows nothing about the camera. They graduated Athens University of Economics & Business and National School of Dance (Athens). In his work, Angelos is particularly interested in identity. Currently, she likes to play physically and verbally with the concepts of the mainstream and the constructed and constructive idea of time. It tries to find their balance through diverse performances. They haven’t found yet how to express what he does for a living and she really enjoys that. It has been creating short films, and now they plan to get a Palme d’or when he finds time for her inner self. It’s not confused, just happy… and a little mental. You can find more about their work on his Vimeo page and her site.
creation: Angelos Papadopoulos | narration: Elena Topalidou | performance: Pagona Boulbasakou, Mirto Georgiadi, Dimitra Sotiria Koutsopetrou, Danae Pazirgiannidi, Angelos Papadopoulos | video: Katerina Tsakiri | sound: Giorgos Athanasiou
December 2019 | Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
May – November 2019 | Agite y Sirva Screendance Touring Festival, Mexico
October 2019 | Chania Film Festival, Greece
October 2019 | in the frame of the formation – lab « Mener un projet artistique et interdisciplinaire à l’école. A la croisée de la danse et du cinéma: la vidéo-danse, Mayenne Culture, Laval, France
January 2019 | Athens Video Dance Project, Greece
September 2018 | Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece