I was called by Vicky Spanovangelis (ethnographer performer/archaeologist) to shoot De-Code:/MNEMONIC in Motion, an experimental live performance with screen-media, exploring the researcher’s auto-biographical journey of tracing their family roots. It was part of the International Conference: The Makings of the Actor – Towards Contemporary Acting Techniques, Practices & Methodologies, which took place on 17-26th July 2019, at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation. Below you have a look at my photo documentation.
It is interesting to see how some events in life combine as time passes. I found out that the last time I was in this blackbox #2 of the MCF, was almost ten years ago, specifically September of 2010, as the lighting designer for a theatre play called Foreign Language, part of the SPIDER International Artistic Project. The coincidence is that on the same month of 2010 I first met Vicky Spanovangelis at Kinitiras which was followed later that season by our first collaboration, with me as the lighting designer of the project. The project was called Emersion and took place at Duncan Center in Athens. Now, the personal trivia behind this project is that Emersion was my first ever personal attempt to shoot a performing arts event with my camera (a Canon 1000D model). It wasn’t meant to be something, I was just experimenting in order to test how my lighting was. But after almost ten years it is a story, that explains how things started for me regarding stage photography. Enjoy my archives!