Join Collective's 2019 researcher-in-residence, internationally renowned artist and filmmaker Angela Melitopoulos, for this screening and lecture. In it she will draw on her back catalogue of film works to explore the complex relationships between vision and understanding, perception and memory.
Angela Melitopoulos makes films that study the relationship between image making, time, memory and geography. Her artworks are based on extensive research involving collaboration with sociologists, political theorists and others.
The artist’s research based films can be characterised by her unique exploration between the narration of political geographies twinned with non-narrative properties in moving images. This results in works which are far-reaching explorations of the mnemonic landscapes of twentieth-century Europe exposing imperialist violence as seen through the prism of migratory experience.
In Cine(so)matic cartographies Angela will draw out the themes and processes central to her practice by in her practice through showing sections of past works including: Passing Drama (1999), Assemblages (2010), Déconnage (2011) and Crossings (2017).
Angela Melitopoulos studied Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf with Nam June Paik and holds a Ph.D. in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University in London. She is teaching as a professor in the Media School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her videos and installations were awarded and exhibited in many international festivals, exhibitions and museums. Her last project Crossings was shown at the documenta 14.’s
Collective works with artists as Researcher in Residence to consider their practice in the context of the City Observatory. Changing annually, the artist is invited to spend time in Edinburgh and create discursive outcomes as part of their research.
Part of the 2019 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Tickets cost £4/5.