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MEETING: Animation and Environment

Updated: 08-03-2017 20:15

Τhe meeting ANIMATION & ENVIRONMENT is implemented through the Operational Program "Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning" and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek national funds. Its co-funded projects deal mostly with the improvement of education and employment in Greece. Its main targets relate to the development and promotion of human resources skills, activities against unemployment, strengthen social cohesion and social inclusion of vulnerable social groups, improvement of the quality of education & lifelong learning, awareness on environmental education, linking education with the labor market.

 

The entrance to the meeting and the tribute is free to the public and accessible to the people with disabilities.

 

 

12th ATHENS ANIMFEST

Two-day activities in Vrilissia, 18 & 19 of March 2017

Under the Auspices: Arts & Sports Organisation of Municipality of Vrilissia

In collaboration with: "Cine DRASSI" Cine Club of Vrilissia 

Venue: «N. Eggonopoulos» Hall, Park M. Theodorakis, P. Bacoyannis 38-42, Vrilissia

Information: 6974371054 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

 

18 March 2017

 

MEETING: New Media in Education: «Animation and Environment»

In collaboration with:

Athens School of Fine Arts

Interactive Arts Lab, Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University

Laboratory of Environmental Communication & Audiovisual Documentation, Dept. of Architecture, University of Thessaly

Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology, Music Department, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean

 

09:30-10:00 Conference Registration

10:00-11:00 Pannel Session A’

Chair: Evangelia Kourti, Professor, Professor of social psychology of media, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

10:00-10:15 Eleni Mouri, (Ba, MSc, PhD) Associate prof. of Animation TEI of Athens, ERASMUS Departmental coordinator of Graphic Design TEI of Athens, Greece

10:15-10:30 Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, Lecturer in Computer Animation, University of the Aegean, Greece

10:30-10:35 Michalis Arfaras, Professor, Athens Scool of Fine Arts, Greece

10:35-11:00 Konstantinos Tiligadis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece.

 

11:00-12:00 Pannel Session B’

Chair: Evangelia Kourti, Professor of Social Psychology of Media, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

11:00-11:15 Chrysanthe Sotiropoulou, Assistant Professor, Department of Theater Studies, University of Patras

11:15-11:30 Spyros Papadopoulos, Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly

11:30-11:45 Ioannis Peikidis, ETEP

11:45-12:00 Pavlos Valsamaidis & Antigoni Parousi, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Athens

 

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

 

12:30-13:15 «Animation and Environment» (movie screening)

13:15-14:00 Presentation of postgraduate artworks (animation)

14:00-14:30 Q&A

 

Lectures - Lecturers

 

1. ELENH MOURI (Ba, MSc, PhD) Associate prof. of Animation TEI of Athens, ERASMUS Departmental coordinator of Graphic Design TEI of Athens, Greece

– The collaboration between the Department of Graphic Design TEI Athens, lesson animation, with “Archelon” the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece and Hellenic Ornithological Society. Experiences and results through the educational process.

 

2. PANAGIOTIS KYRIAKOULAKOS, Lecturer in Computer Animation, University of the Aegean, Greece

– Training of trainers in integrating animation to environmental pedagogical activities: a few case studies from the University of the Aegean.

 

3. MICHALIS ARFARAS, Visual Artist, Animator, Professor, Athens Scool of Fine Arts, Greece

– About postmodern-animation

 

4. KONSTANTINOS TILIGADIS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece.

– 3D environment and representation by computer.

 

5. CHRYSANTE SOTIROPOULOU, Assistant Professor, Department of Theater Studies, University of Patras, Greece

–The use of animation in raising awareness of young people in environmental issues.

 

6. SPYROS PAPADOPOULOS, Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece

– Designing digital environments of today.

 

7. IOANNIS PEIKIDIS

– The aesthetic in sound design animation

 

8. a. PAVLOS VALSAMIDIS, Εarly Childhood Τeacher, Filmmaker, MA,

    b. ANTIGONI PAROUSI, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Athens

– The Caryatids: A collaborative production (of an Audiovisual Text) on a hotly debated issue. (Pavlos Valsamidis, Antigoni Parousi)

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

1. ELENI MOURI, Associate Professor, ΤΕΙ of Athens, Department of Graphic Design.

Animator - Graphic Designer. Born in Athens in 1959 and studied Graphic Design at TEI of Athens and Animation in Milano. MSc and PhD in animation from the University Novi Sad - Academy of Fine Arts Belgrade. She worked from 1978 - 1995 in the TV animated spots collaborating with various companies. She teaches animation at TEI of Athens, Department of Graphic Design since 1986 as a research assistant and since 1994 as a faculty member. She has worked with many animation festival as jury, as rapporteur and as organizer of workshops. She has taught in the context of ERASMUS at universities in Europe and has worked in universities international programs for creation audio-visual material. She has authored the book FRAME by FRAME (Nexus Publications 2004 and 2009) ISBN: 960-8152-03-8.

 

2. PANAGIOTIS KYRIAKOULAKOS, Lecturer in Computer Animation, University of the Aegean, Greece

Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, Lecturer in Computer Animation, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean at Syros-Ermoupolis. He is teaching Animation, Computer Animation, Entrepreneurship, Digital Narrative Forms, and he is responsible for the placement of students in industry interships. Member of the Interactive Systems Design Laboratory, he is consulting advanced students, together with other colleagues from the same Lab, to produce functional prototypes during the Studio 7a course. Prior to his academic career, Dr Kyriakoulakos produced several audiovisual and interactive works in Greece and France, where he completed his PhD studies.

 

3. MICHALIS ARFARAS, Professor, Athens School of Fine Arts

Born in Athens (Greece) in 1954. He Studied at the State School of Visual Arts in Braunschweig (Lower Saxony,Germany). Professor of special subjects, Institut für Bildende Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft Hildesheim University (Lower Saxony, Germany). Professor and Head of the Printmaking Dept at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ΑSΚΤ). Since 1990 he has presented his work in solo exhibitions at galleries and museums in Europe. He has participated in all international printmaking biennales and experimental cinema festivals.

 

4. KONSTANTINOS TILIGADIS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece.

He was born in Athens in 1967. He studied painting under N. Kessanlis and scenography under G. Ziakas at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1990-99). With a Greek state scholarship (1994-95) he attended painting, sculpture, model in motion and photography at the Academy of Fine arts in Seville, Spain. He got his Masters degree in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2000-03). His work has been exhibited in several venues and art festivals and he was awarded the 1st prize for Olympic Truce Through Painting (2004) in Damaskus, Syria. His work is part of private collections, museums in Greece and abroad. He has collaborated with the Eugenides Foundation (Planetarium) for the making of a 3D film in the framework of the Cultural Olympiad (2004) and he has participated in many conferences and research projects. He taught at the undergraduate program of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2003-2009), at the Masters program Digital Arts, A.S.F.A. (2006) and at the Technical Educational Institute of Athens (2007) at the department of Graphic Design. In 2012, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece.

 

5. CHRYSANTE SOTIROPOULOU, Assistant Professor, Department of Theater Studies, University of Patras, Greece

She was born in Akrata, Greece. She is an Assistant Professor in Theater Studies Department, University of Patras where she teaches film history and theory. She is also Coordinating Professor at the Free Open University where she lectures on subjects of Greek Culture.

Education:

- Ph.D in Political Science from the Athens University School of Law.

- Graduate of the School of Political Science and Civil Law of the Athens University School of Law.

- Degree Candidate, Law Department, University of Athens

- Stavrakos Film School – Film directing department.

- History of Art seminars in Paris.

Books Published:

- Greek Cinematography 1965-1975, institutional framework, financial situation. Themelios Pub., Athens 1989.

- The Diaspora in Greek Cinema – effects and influences on the thematic development of the films of the period 1945-1986. Themelio Pub., Athens 1995.

- Megalexandros in Close-up, Themelio Pub., Athens 1995.

- Moving Landscapes: Film images of the Greek environment. Metechmio Pub. 2001

 

6. SPYROS PAPADOPOULOS, Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece

He holds a PhD from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAΜ, 1997) and a Diploma of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, 1991). He is the principal of Athens-based Spiros Papadopoulos Studio since 1999.

Since 2000 he teaches Architectural design and Time Based Media at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. Since 1998 he teaches in the Inter-Departmental Programme of Postgraduate Studies (N.T.U.A, School of Architecture) specializing on the subject of “Contemporary Communication Media and Spatial Representations” and since 2005, he teaches at the Joint MA programme of the National and Kapodistrian University (UOA) “Information and Communication Technologies in Education”.

He was Invited Professor, School of Architecture, University Camilo Jose Cela, Madrid, (2010-12), and Visiting Professor, School of Architecture, University of Cordoba, Argentina (2012), School of Architecture of Madrid (2009-2010), University of Alcalá, Madrid, (2009-2010), University Iberoamericana, Mexico (2009).

He has given also several invited lectures at Universities and art and scientific events in Greece and abroad (indicatively: XV Bienal International de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, Università degli studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico DF, Universidad La Salle, Mexico DF, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Universidad S.E.K., Segovia, Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona).

He is the Director of the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation (LECAD-EPEOT) of the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. Since 2010 he is the scientific coordinator for the think-tank project “EscapeLab” (Laboratory of Multimodal Design and Research on Hybrid Environments).

He is actively involved with audiovisual media and multimodal design in the fields of architecture and visual arts researching the interdisciplinary interaction among contemporary urban design issues and new technology. His work was presented at several conferences, exhibitions and documentary festivals. He was the scientific coordinator and the director of the television program “Metalocus”, dealt with the contemporary perception of visual arts and urban culture (Channel Seven, 2000). Since 1999 he has been the co-editor of the international journal “Metalocus”, which has been awarded for the dissemination of architecture.

 

7. IOANNIS PEIKIDIS, ΕΤΕP

Ioannis Peikidis studied Musicology at Goldsmiths College of University of London. Since 2003 works at the laboratory of “Music Acoustics Technology” at the Music Studies Department of the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens. He is Chief Sound Engineer and Manager of the Sound Recording Studio facility of the laboratory. He teaches the subjects of Sound Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design and Music Business. Also, having build his first Home Studio in 1988, he has artistic activity that have been released in records since 1992.

 

8. a. PAVLOS VALSAMIDIS, Εarly Childhood Τeacher, Filmmaker, MA

Pavlos Valsamidis studied Pedagogy at the Department of Early Childhood Education, (University of Athens) and FilmDirecting at Stavrakos Film School. He holds M.A. in “Cultural Management” from the Department of Communication, Media and Culture (Panteion University). He has directed short films and specializes in the field of Audiovisual Education.

 

b. ANTIGONI PAROUSI, Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Athens.

Her subject is The Pedagogy of Theatrical Expression. She has a PHD in Puppet Theater, Theatrical Academy of Sofia. She has been involved in puppetry since 1976; she has worked for 15 years at the Athens Puppet Theater and has participated in a number of international puppet festivals with various performances.

 

09. EVANGELIA KOURTI, Professor of social psychology of media
Evangelia Kourti is professor in Social psychology of media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests cover the scientific fields of mass communication, media and children, media education, media psychology and technology.

 

10. ANASTASIA GEORGAKI, Associate Professor in Music Technology at the Music Department of the University of Athens 

Anastasia Georgaki is Associate Professor in Music Technology at the Music Department of the University of Athens and head of the Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology of the same Department. Background in Physics (University of Athens) and Music (Hellenic Conservatory of Athens), DEA and PhD in Music and musicology (EHESS/IRCAM). She has published a lot a articles in Greek, English and French that deal with the synthesis of the singing voice, the interactive music systems, Greek electroacoustic music composers (Xenakis, Adamis, Logothetis), physical modelling of instruments, computational archeomusicology and Byzantine musicology, music technology in education and acoustic ecology technology. She has ben editor and reviewer of Proceedings of International Conferences and Special issues in Music Technology. She has also organised many international conferences in Greece-as for example the Joint International Conference in Computer music ICMC/SMC 2014 in Athens. She has participated in numerous international conferences in computer music, European projects in digital arts and collaborated with many research Institutes and Universities. She has been visitor Professor in many Music Departments in Europe. She is also a professional accordion player.

www.anastasiageorgaki.gr

labmat.music.uoa.gr

 

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Presentation - Movie screening

 

 

a. Soundscape and Heterotopia: The Meton's Heliotropion

A SOUND Walk in the Spring Equinox from Theseion to the Observatory created by the students of the Music Department. Original and processed sounds of nature accompany the soundwalks between two spaces: the relevant earth and the unfamiliar outer space.

 

 

b. Movie Screening

 

01. THE "PERFECT MAN" EXPERIMENT, 2’ 30’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Anatoli Panagiotidou, Virginia Manesi

Screenplay: Anatoli Panagiotidou

Animation: Anatoli Panagiotidou, Virginia Manesi

Technique: Stop-motion / Pixilation

Music: : La Cumparsita, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

Production: Anatoli Panagiotidou, Virginia Manesi

Dialogues: No

Cast: Virginia Manesi, Thanasis Kalogeropoulos

 

A woman scientist, disappointed by her last relationships, conducts an experiment on "Perfect Man" in her laboratory. Everything is planned, down to the last detail. Until she takes the last substance of the experiment. Will the experiment succeed?

 

 

02. ONE MORE DAY, 3’ 34’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Eleni Georgiadou, Elsona Agara

Screenplay: Eleni Georgiadou, Elsona Agara

Animation: Eleni Georgiadou, Elsona Agara

Technique: Puppet, Stop-motion animation

Music: "Cold", "Eternal Love", "Stay" by Jorge Mendez

Production: Eleni Georgiadou, Elsona Agara

Dialogues: No

 

A short story that depicts the contemporary everyday life of people who are called to cope with intense and demanding work schedules by sacrificing other parameters of their personal life.

 

 

03. GLITCH, 2’ 39’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Ioannis Kourtis

Screenplay: Eirini–Frideriki Kouni

Animation: Eirini–Frideriki Kouni, Ioannis Kourtis

Technique: 2D, Typography, Cut-out animation

Sound Design and Editing: Ioannis Kourtis

Production: Eirini–Frideriki Kouni, Ioannis Kourtis

Dialogues: No

 

Did you show your real face today? How do you know you are not a program? Do you like your body you are trapped in? Did you show your real face today?

 

 

04. SILENCE, 1’ 56’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Ioannis Kourtis, Eirini–Frideriki Kouni

Screenplay: Ioannis Kourtis, Eirini–Frideriki Kouni

Animation: Ioannis Kourtis

Technique: 3D CG animation, 2D CG Sound

Design and Editing: Ioannis Kourtis

Production: Ioannis Kourtis, Eirini–Frideriki Kouni

Dialogues: No

 

War leads to loneniness. Loneliness leads to War.

 

 

05. CLOTHES' STORY, 1’ 44’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Eleftheria Konstadinidi, Lia Leptokaridi, Eirini Marinaki

Screenplay: Eleftheria Konstadinidi, Lia Leptokaridi, Eirini Marinaki

Animation: Eleftheria Konstadinidi, Lia Leptokaridi, Eirini Marinaki

Technique: Object stop-motion

Music: Benny Hill theme song (www.youtube.com), tango-Roxanne (www.youtube.com), www.freesound.org

Production: Eleftheria Konstadinidi, Lia Leptokaridi, Eirini Marinaki

Dialogues: No

 

The clothes were packed in their owner's suitcase and they were ready to travel with her. Or so she was thinking. But they had different plans!

 

 

06. DREAM HUNTING, 3’ 39’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Efthalia Kotsi, Petros Karapetros

Screenplay: Efthalia Kotsi, Petros Karapetros

Animation: Efthalia Kotsi, Petros Karapetros

Technique: 2D CG animation

Music: No Production: Efthalia Kotsi, Petros Karapetros

Dialogues: No

 

It is a short animation film inspired by lyrics primarily written by Greek but also foreign poets who wrote poems about poetry creation. Some selected lyrics are interpreted and visualized.

 

 

07. WHEN YOU GOT NOTHING, 1’ 16’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Alina Preka, Katerina Riga

Screenplay: Alina Preka, Katerina Riga

Animation: Alina Preka, Katerina Riga

Technique: Puppet, stop-motion animation

Sounds : Freesounds. org, vocal sounds

Production: Alina Preka, Katerina Riga

Dialogues: No

 

The less I own, the more I can create. Willing and imagination, usually, give me the wings I need.

 

 

08. VOMIX, 2’ 52’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Erica Averi, Efi Giannou, Maria Tsoni

Screenplay: Erica Averi, Efi Giannou, Maria Tsoni

Animation: Erica Averi, Efi Giannou, Maria Tsoni

Technique: Stop-motion animation

Sounds: free sound effects from youtube

Production: Erica Averi, Efi Giannou, Maria Tsoni

Dialogue: No

 

Useless or not and recyclable materials come to life making a neighborhood. Balky and unbowed heroes are trying to reach their personal goals. What job they should finally do? The one they were created for or the one they choose? Which is their reason of existence? The one they were made for or the one they choose?

 

 

09. SINGLE SHOCK TOWN, 4’ 14’’

Greece 2017

Directed by Marilena Vekiou, Eirini Kovaiou

Screenplay: Marilena Vekiou, Eirini Kovaiou

Animation: Marilena Vekiou, Eirini Kovaiou

Technique: Stop-motion animation

Music Yann Tiersen, Evgueni Galpérine & Sacha Galpérine, free sound effects

Production: Marilena Vekiou, Eirini Kovaiou

Dialogues: No

 

Somewhere in the land of lost socks an unexpected visitor from the past came to shake up the peaceful town. Is it possible for the desires and «togetherness» to survive against the stereotypes of a small society?

 

 

10. WAITING FOR YOU, 3’ 27’’

Greece 2016

Directed by Styliani Giannikopoulou & Georgia-Vasiliki Serifi

Screenplay: Styliani Giannikopoulou & Georgia-Vasiliki Serifi

Animation: Styliani Giannikopoulou & Georgia-Vasiliki Serifi

Technique: Pixilation

Music: Andreas Sklavenitis

Production: Styliani Giannikopoulou & Georgia-Vasiliki Serifi

Dialogues: No

 

When cleaning is turning into neurosis, the mind is suffering from obsessions. A woman trapped by irrational thoughts, cleans frantically her house. Without knowing why, she is succumbing to compulsion. For her, this is the only way out. But for how long? The impulse is so strong that controls her brain and leads her to extremes. Is there anything that can pull her out of the impasse? Can she escape from the absurdity? The only thing she can do is waiting ... Maybe forever...

 

 

11. JUST A GLANCE OF YOURS, 2' 30''

Greece 2017

Directed by: Christina Zoubourli, Elissavet Boussiou

Screenpaly: Christina Zoubourli, Elissavet Boussiou

Animation: Christina Zoubourli

Technique: 2D, CG animation

Music / Sounds: Elissavet Boussiou

Production; Christina Zoubourli, Elissavet Boussiou

Dialogue: No

 

Finding my soul mate after all, and she won't even look at me. Bad break. Or could perhaps something change? I will try everything and who knows..? Really, how much would you change so as to succeed? Our first attempt concerning animation, totally experiental, based on real facts and situations and it is dedicated to all those looks that we were diligently after but we probably never succeed to get them back efficiently.



Gallery:

0001.jpg:THE "PERFECT MAN" EXPERIMENT

0002.jpg:ONE MORE DAY

0003.jpg:GLITCH

0004.jpg:SILENCE

0005.jpg:CLOTHES' STORY

0006.jpg:DREAM HUNTING

0007.jpg:WHEN YOU GOT NOTHING

0008.png:VOMIX

0009.jpg:SINGLE SHOCK TOWN

0010.jpg:WAITING FOR YOU

0011.jpg:JUST A GLANCE OF YOURS


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