March 1 and 2 from 11-17
Angela Melitopoulos is based in Berlin and has been making video essays, multi screen installations, documentaries and music pieces since 1985.
Angela Melitopoulos works on cine(so)matic cartographies in which moving bodies and site traversals create mnemonic milieus. Her interest in the theoretical qualities of time-based media include a constant exploration of duration, memory, geography and subjectivity in relation to non-linear narratives and their technical procedures. Her collaboration with sociologist Maurizio Lazzarato in the 1990s led to the book publication Videophilosophy (Edition bbooks Berlin, 1997), which further spun Henri Bergson’s theses (Matière et Mémoire) as technical, aesthetic and social memory with media art. Melitopoulos’ works are interested in the mnemonic capacities of our perception of time as a digital trace in archives or in the geology of the landscape. The narratives of subterranean, collective memory transmissions stand for a post-colonial alliance. Against a homogenisation of subjectivity, she understands the auto-poetic logic in media art as an order of thought against the mainstream. She tells of deviant, collective forms of memory of resistant subjectivities and of revisions of history, of imperialist violence, fascism and the experience of migrations in the 20th century.