Hypothetical Fluid: instant compositions for vision, sound & movement

Friday 5 April 2024 | 21:00
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The group Hypothetical Fluid invites the artists Petros Kolotouros, Elina Demirtzioglou and Sofia Pouchtou for a performance in which music, dance, lighting and cinema collaborate and enter into dialogue.

Petros Kolotouros: vision

Elina Demirtzioglou: movement

Sofia Pouchtou: movement

Marissa Bili: sound

Melina Lasithiotaki: vision

Fernanda Balcells: vision

Dave De Rose: sound

Jeph Vanger: sound

The audiovisual artist Petros Koloturos explores through his work the sensory possibilities of the combination of image and sound. He has directed music video-clips, video-dance and video art as well as projections for music concerts. Documentaries that he has directed or participated have won awards at international festivals in Greece and abroad. He is a drummer in two active musical groups and a graduate of the postgraduate program “Culture and Documentary Film Production” of the University of the Aegean and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Patras. Both in music and cinema he applies and explores the condition of free improvisation.

Elina Demirtzioglou was born in 1997 in Istanbul and graduated from the National School of Dance. She has collaborated as a dancer with various artists, including Christos Papadopoulos, Ioannis Mantafounis, Markella Manoliadi, Candela Capitan, Katerina Foti, among others, participating in performances in Greece and abroad. Additionally, she has worked with film directors such as Sophia Georgovasili for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and Justin Anderson. As a choreographer, she has presented “ANASA” at the international festival of Istanbul, “Beyoglu Kultur Yolu Festivali,” at M54, and at the 1st Festival of Contemporary Dance in Ilioupoli. She also collaborates with the visual artist Aristidis Lappas for the performance “The Portent Passage of Teras” within the framework of the “Art, a silent revolution” project of the Ministry of Culture.

Sofia Pouchtou is a dancer and performer based in Athens. After completing her studies in Greece and Austria, she collaborated with choreographers, visual artists and photographers, including Patricia Apergi, Ermira Goro, Androniki Marathaki, Iris Karayan, Hiroaki Umeda, Madeline Hollander. As a (co-)creator and performer she has participated in various festivals in Greece, while her latest work ‘WHY DON’T YOU LIKE ME?’, a duet she co-created with Chrysanthi Fytiza, was presented in Athens in 2022 and 2023.

Fernanda Balcells has been working for over 15 years as a light designer in theater, cinema and architecture. She has taught light design at the University of Arts (UNA), the University del Cine (FUC) in Buenos Aires and at the University ARCOS in Santiago (Chile). She has worked in documentaries, fiction films, and art videos as a cinematographer and camerawoman. In theater she has worked as a light designer for more than 50 different plays and performances in Argentina, Chile, Holland, and Greece among others.

Marissa Bili is a vocal artist and musician based in Athens. She has studied classical singing with Mag. Maria Erlacher Forster in Konservatorium Innsbruck (Austria) and Advanced Music theory in Athens. As a classical singer she has worked as a solo and ensemble vocal artist in numerous performances in Greece and Austria. The last three years she has been exploring music through instant compositions. She uses extended vocal techniques and improvised vocal music within multidisciplinary performances which has led her to collaborate with many artists from different fields within the current Athenean arts scene.

Melina Lasithiotaki is an architect and an emerging lighting designer. She has graduated as an Architect – Engineer from the Technical University of Crete in 2014, and she is currently undertaking the last year of her post graduate degree in Lighting Design (MA) at the Hellenic Open University. Formerly, she has worked as a freelance architect & designer on diverse projects including architecture, graphic design, and visual arts. Having approached these aspects through a more artistic view, she attempts to compose lighting projects that are detailed, layered, textured and thoroughly designed, while causing a variety of emotional stimuli.

With a career that has included collaborations with renowned artists like Moloko, Mulatu Astatke, Rokia Traore, and Mark Ronson, among many others, Dave De Rose has spent the past 14 years pursuing underground music projects. He’s a core member of the space-age Gnawa project Electric Jalaba and the Athenian newborn Rave At Your Fictional Borders, as well as the director of Agile Experiments (2018-present). Agile Experiments has been well received by the underground experimental jazz community worldwide, releasing 11 LPs in 5 years. Catching the attention of the British Library’s “Sound Archive” project early on, they requested to have it in their catalog to archive and preserve the music as part of the nation’s audio and cultural heritage. Dave’s own label, DDR Records, boasts 25 independent record releases encompassing anything from ambient, songwriter-funk, free improv, jazz, and electro-acoustic techno.

Jeph Vanger (born 1989 in Athens) is a sound artist and composer who works primarily in the fields of theatre, dance and sonic installation. He has worked with several directors, musicians and choreographers such as Mario Banushi, Aris Biniaris, Giorgos Koutlis, Chara Kotsali, Christos Papadopoulos to name a few. His works often combine multi-channel sound systems, modular synthesizers and handmade sound sculptures, focusing on the physical presence of sound in space as a moving and raw entity.