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Supervision:
Daniel Burkhardt
Project type: 2. Projekt
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
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Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
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The haunted villa of Spetses

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Authors:
  • Myrto Vratsanou
Subtitle: They say you can’t draw blood from a stone
Year: 2020
Length: 00:23:00
Categories: Film / TV / Video, Installation, spatial installation, experimental film
Project type: 2. Projekt
Unfolding through dialogues during a hike and a drive on the island of Spetses, this project focuses on the narratives, rumours, oral histories and misunderstandings surrounding a haunted villa. Taking as a starting point the story of Eleni Altamoura, a female painter from the 1800’s who disguised herself as a man to study art and later on destroyed her works, the interlocutors in the video keep getting distracted by the landscape and the stories it carries. They drift from the main narrative, making assumptions, elisions and speculations. The politics and histories of the island are traced on the natural materials, the architectures, infrastructure and even the weather. An installation of ceramic pebbles, an a 3D-printed compass were presented alongside the films. Drawing from the pebble mosaic tradition (βοτσαλωτά) of Spetses, the split, handmade stones are attached on the existing holes of the historical building of Het Hem (a former munitions factory).
Collaboration:
Concept, camera, editing: Myrto Vratsanou
Assistance: Simon Villadsen, Nikos Vratsanos
Supervision:
Daniel Burkhardt
Authors:
  • Myrto Vratsanou
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
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Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Cover image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
Gallery image of the project The haunted villa of Spetses
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