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Medea Electronique - Expreriment 1

 21 April 2007 at 8.30 pm 

Medea Electronique - Expreriment 1

Benaki Museum of Mocern Art
Peiraios 138

Helen Koutsoubi, lilianne Siba, Joe Tornabene, katerina Tsents, Kostas Anastasopoulos, George Farounghias, Panagiotis Koliavassilis

The group Medea Electronique was formed in Athens, Greece in 2006. Inspired by a play of words – Medea and Media, it was based on the artistic crux of the Stench on a white shirt team, namely Christos Laskaris and contemporary music composer Manolis Manousakis. Panagiotis Tsagarakis (computer programming, interactive technology) and Yannis Lolis (video art and computer animation) joined the former after they became acquainted by the appreciation of each other’s work. Sharing a tendency for innovation, an inherent drive towards novelty and a lust for art, the team moves in the field of New Media Arts, as the described roles of the team’s members give away.

Peirama 1 (Experiment 1)
The first creative offering of the Medea Electronique team is titled Peirama 1 (pronounced Peeramah Hena). It is based on a different reading of the Myth of Medea. The Chorus, the inner voice of Medea, is the human conscience reacting to what will follow and tries to change the course of the events and prevent the act of murder.

The psychological swings of the characters are of utmost importance to this play, and Medea’ s dilemma is repositioned on the moral-immoral, fair-unfair axes, given today’ s different circumstances. The modern day Medea, has different experiences in many domains. She has been listening to different music, has memories of televised wars, Reuters’ pictures in her mind. Recorded, radiophone sounds are reproduced in parallel to her inner voice, making the latter indiscernible. Bits of Audiovisual information fly around her head affecting her judgment.

Manolis Manousakis : Medea Electronique

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