Griechischer Pavillon | La Biennale di Venezia | Loukia Alavanou: In Search Of Colonus

Greek Pavilion | La Biennale di Venezia | Loukia Alavanou: Oedipus In Search Of Colonus

23. April - 27. November 2022

Die griechische Künstlerin Loukia Alavanou präsentiert ihren 360 Grad VR-Film Oedipus In Search Of Colonus im Griechischen Pavillon auf der 59. Internationalen Kunstausstellung - La Biennale di Venezia. In Alavanous Film wird die Handlung von Sophokles letztem, fast 2500 Jahre alten Drama Oedipus in Colonus von der Künstlerin in die Gegenwart übersetzt. Mit Amateurdarstellern einer Roma-Gemeinde, die in einer Barackenstadt vor den Toren des heutigen Athen leben, erzählt Alavanous VR-Film die Handlung des antiken Dramas.

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Greek artist Loukia Alavanou presents her 360-degree VR film Oedipus In Search Of Colonus at the Greek Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. In Alavanou's film, the plot of Sophocles' last, nearly 2500-year-old drama Oedipus in Colonus is translated into the present by the artist. Using amateur actors from a Roma community living in a shantytown just outside modern-day Athens, Alavanou's VR film retells the plot of the ancient drama.

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Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou, On The Way to Colonus, VR360, 2020, stills © Loukia Alavanou