Silver Patrol

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Title: Silver Patrol, 2014, 4.25 min., sound, color, HD video.
Artists: Ioannis Savvidis / Lina Theodorou

Synopsis

Silver Patrol is a video work which appropriates the aesthetics of war-zone television reportage. A UN Soldier is filmed on his New Year’s Eve patrol ride through the streets of Berlin. The impressive amount of celebratory ordinance deployed throughout the city calls into question the distinction between civic space and battle zone; history and spectacle.

Exhibitions

2014, The rule of low and the right to be human, curators Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangburn, Nikos Kessanlis Hall, Athens school of fine arts, Athens.
2014, The other where, Artists’ visions of the far, OFF Raum, Vienna, Austria.
2014, Medienwerkstatt Berlin, Screening 2014, Kino Central, berlin.
2014, Biennial of the moving image, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015, “SANS SERIF 2. Emerging Media art of artists from Berlin and others international”,curated by frency, Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Ley MA, Carmelo González Gallery, XII Bienal de La Habana, Cuba.

Bio

Born in Germany, Ioannis Savvidis completed his studies in visual art at the Hochschule der Kunste Berlin.
With a focus on architectural narrations and alternative apprehensions of urban planning,
his visual practice utilizes drawing, video and site-specific installation.
Savvidis’ work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, project spaces and festivals in Berlin, Athens,
Thessaloniki, Warsaw, Catania, Istanbul, and Belgrade to name a few.
He is a collaborator/member of the Rufus Corporation (New York),and the LoAndBehold artists group (Athens).

Lina Theodorou lives and works in Berlin and in Athens, primarily through video and installations.
She studied at the School of Graphic Arts and creative Studies, TEI, Athens, at the School of Fine Arts of Athens (Sculpture ) and at the School of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Multimedia, The Hague, Holland.
She has participated in shows at Bozar, center for fine arts, Brussels, National museum of contemporary art, Athens, EMAF, European media art festival, Osnabrueck, Deste Foundation, Athens, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel,Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 8th international Istanbul Biennial, 6th ev+a Limerick Biennial, 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 11th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennial, Impakt festival, Utrecht, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Benaki Museum, Athens, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Cultural Center, Athens.

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