4th annual London Greek Film Festival: 17-25 October 2011
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Film Category: video art

Original Title: ATHENS 2450 YEARS LATER

English Title: ATHENS 2450 YEARS LATER

Greek Title: ΑΘΗΝΑ 2450 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΜΕΤΑ

Original language(s): NOIZE

Duration: 3:24


Country of origin: GREECE

Brief synopsis in English:

The artist, overwhelmed by the violent outbursts in Athens that climaxed during the events of December 2008, creates a series of works, aiming at commenting on the Greek society, as it has evolved 2.450 years after the completion of the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon –the universal monument symbolizing democracy and civilization. In this video Giavropoulos shows a recurring scene of the recent violent clashes in the streets of Athens overlapping the initial violent Centauromachy scene. The contemporary version of the Centauromachy is a reality we are all experiencing on a daily basis, although maybe somewhat distorted by the power of TV images.By an allegoric relation between yesterday and today, Giavropoulos points out that the breathtaking evolution of mankind in the fields of science, arts and culture has not had the power to reverse the ancient tendency towards dominion and violent resolution of societal problems.

Olinka Miliaresi, art historian

Release Date: 2010

Production: independent

Original Language(s): None

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