Pixel Pulse

Saturday 23 March 2024 | 21:00
Info / Ticket Reservations: & ☏ 213 00 40 496

An audiovisual performance made of various materials: time, birth and decay, memes, randomness, identification and emotional self-preservation, the abstract, synaesthesia, power environments, question generators.

Pixel Pulse was founded in Athens in April 2022. It focuses on the combination of image and sound through new ways of artistic expression. It explores complex systems of meanings and experiences. Inflected sounds, textures, pulses and noise from digital and analogue sources interact in real time with a visual material from new digital tools, artificial intelligence, data visualization, generative art and live coding. The team presents live audiovisual performances within the broader context of live cinema.

Participants: Thomas Valianatos, Io Armata, Sofia Liarou, Yannis Papadakis, Stelios Giannoulakis, Nikolas Karnabatidis.

Thomas Valianatos studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. The body of his work ranges from 2d and 3d animation and comic works, to electronic music composition and live audiovisual performances… He teaches painting, 2d/3d animation, digital painting, non-linear narratives and live visuals at the Ionian University. Since 2000, his artworks, in the form of original comic drawings, digital prints, videos, electronic music and live audiovisual performances, have been exhibited in Greece and abroad (European and Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists, EMST, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, ARTATHINA, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Cambridge Science Festival, Splice festival, LPM Live Performers Meeting, Synch Festival, China VISAP, International Comics Festival (Babel).

Io Armata studied Agricultural Engineering and obtained a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development. She graduated from the poetry workshop of the Takis Sinopoulos Foundation and continued her studies at the Postgraduate School of Creative Writing of the University of Western Macedonia. She is currently working on her research on the topic of Videography. Her poems have been published in electronic and print literary journals. She has written the one-act plays “AUTOMAT” and “A Day Before” which was presented to the public by the “p” group under the direction of Tasos Fragias (2020-2021). In her live recitations, she often uses idiomatic musical instruments (musical saw, crystallophone, jew harp, ruv dram, lethophone). She is a founding member of the theatre group “pi synergy” and the visual duo “The Holocaust Lovers”.

Sophia Liarou is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki. She has had three solo exhibitions. Her work has been awarded with a purchase and a permanent exhibition at Spata Airport after a competition. She took part in the competition section of the Video Art Festival digital cinema Athens AIDFF, in a group exhibition at the Athens Concert Hall for the year Aristotle, in the 2nd International Art Forum Dammam 2019 and 2021 (Saudi Arabia), in the exhibition digital art new world (European Centre Athens). In 2022, she held an audiovisual live event at the Athens Art Festival 2022.

Yannis Papadakis (aka Olla Via) is a sound & visual artist from Athens. He studies at the Master of Audiovisual Arts department of the Ionian University and has attended annual courses in electroacoustic composition and music technology at the Centre for Contemporary Music Research. He has presented interactive installations at the 15th Audiovisual Arts Festival in Corfu, at Transmedia Labworks of the National Lyric Stage, etc. His work focuses on interactive and performative experiences of sound and the human body. His research also includes the construction or parameterization of electronic devices. He supervises and organizes artistic events at the art space P6 (formerly Chimeres_Space), He is a member of the theatre ensemble “Worlds of milk”.

Stelios Giannoulakis works with associative active electroacoustic soundscapes, synthesizers, textures, movements, noise and harmony, experimental musical instruments, musical idioms (techno, dub, jazz, funk and folk…), editing and image processing, improvisation and music education. He makes music and designs sound for dance, theatre, film, video and mobile applications. He often collaborates with people in music and visual arts. He performs and records solo or with various musical groups (Schema Musicalis, ElektroBalkana, RSLG quartet). His works have been awarded in international composition competitions and performed at international festivals around the world. He teaches composition and music technology at the Centre for Contemporary Music Research, Athens Conservatory. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Association of Electroacoustic Music Composers.

Nikolas Karnabatidis was born in Athens in 1991. In 2016 he graduated from the Department of Visual and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia with a specialization in painting and in 2020 he completed the postgraduate program of the Department of Sound and Image Arts of the Ionian University. His interest is focused on painting, interactive installations, sound design and musical performances. He has participated in group exhibitions and festivals such as: Art Athens, Athens 2011; The New Ruin, Zoumboulakis Gallery 2014; Directional Forces Crypt gallery, London 2017; Exit festival 2018, Serbia; Audiovisual Arts, Corfu 2019; ADD Festival, Athens 2022.