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SIREN

Snapshots of a dancer are suspended above the stage while performing a sensual dance in an oriental themed
club in Thessaloniki blend with footage from military air shows. Juxtaposition of these disparate
images of ‘’flying’’ results in a game of risky fascination and seduction. Virtual aerial combats (lover’s
squabbles?), aircraft flying in bold and exciting formations, erotic dancing and the pervasive sense of
provocation lend the narrative an added dramatic edge, leading the relationship between its various elements
into a climax.
The music of Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade conjures up the elements of the myth: love, faith, allure,
revenge, the world’s transient nature, mortality, the finite, time-bound nature of the narrative, and, by
extension, of existence itself.


Thanos Stathopoulos (curator)

 

video, 4:35 min


curated by Katerina Nikou, Thanos Stathopoulos
/Belle Vue/ Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, 2010