‘Once Upon A Byte’ Art & Technology collective
Co-founder of ‘Once Upon A Byte’ collective based in Barcelona. ‘Once Upon a Byte’ is an art & technology international collective of audiovisual artists, sculptors, musicians, engineers, architects, and designers. Its members met in 2008 in Barcelona and have been working together on interdisciplinary artistic projects including algorithmic video & music, reactive sculptures, live acts, interactive installations & performances, and public space interventions.
More Info:: http://onceuponabyte.tumblr.com/
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Member of the curatorial team of the 11th and 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF).
ADAF is an International Festival which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. Athens Digital Arts Festival aims to encourage, stimulate and promote all aspects of digital creativity by hosting local as well as international artists and communities.
Through its multidisciplinary program Athens Digital Arts Festival offers a wide range of Exhibitions, Screenings, Live Performances, Workshops and International Tributes showcasing artworks that display distinctive characteristics of the digital medium and reflect on its language and aesthetics.
More Info:: http://www.adaf.gr/
MEDEA ELECTRONIQUE COLLECTIVE
Collaborating with Medea Electronique Collective Members and Koumaria 2014 residents during October and November 2014 at Sellasia, Sparta, and Athens.
The results of the collaboration will be presented at the old olive processing plant of Sellasia, Sparta, October 2014 and the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, October 2014
More Info:: http://medeaelectronique.com/koumaria/
MEMORANDUM by AMORPHY.ORG
Collaboration with amorphy.org for the development of an in-situ audiovisual installation presented at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014 as a parallel activity of the ‘Memorandum’ performance.
Memorandum is an ongoing multi-media and performing arts project by amorphy.org, based on the concepts of history, memory and the image. This on-the-move project comprises of performances, installations, labs, workshops, artists residencies, and archival research. It started at the beginning of 2012 and it is planned to end in 2014.
More info on Memorandum project:http://memorandum.gr/
TRACES OF COMMERCE
Participating at the 1st phase of “Traces of Commerce” .
Traces of Commerce is an initiative aiming to restore a state of activity of a dead zone of Athens, Stoa Emporon (Gallery of Merchants) which remained stagnant, with its small shops empty of any commercial activities for more than a decade. The vision of the initiative is the re-birth of this symbolic public space through the establishment of a platform with interdisciplinary synergies that opens up to the city.
Traces Of Commerce initiative began in May 2014 hosting twelve diverse creative collaborations who generated an environment of participatory activities with the engagement of local community agents.
More info: http://www.tracesofcommerce.com/
‘B-planet’ interactive creative workshop for children
Co-founder of B-planet interactive workshop for children. “B-planet” consists of an interdisciplinary group of professionals organizing creative workshops for children. The workshops combine creative writing, drawing, sculpture, animation, theater, and new interactive technologies. They are customized according to the ages and interests of the participants and they have taken place in various public and private schools.
More info: http://b-planet.wix.com/workshop
Participation in the development of the project “Digital School Platform, Interactive Books, and Learning Object Repository”, co-financed by the European Union (ESF) and National funds and implemented by the Computer Technology and Press Institute “Diophantus’ (http://www.cti.gr/), in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. She worked as a senior computer engineer and web designer/developer. She was the lead GUI designer and developer of ‘Photodentro – the Greek National Aggregator of Educational Content‘ and the ‘Photodentro’ ecosystem of digital repositories of educational content for primary and secondary education.
Image, Video & Multimedia Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens
Collaboration in the context of RTD projects funded under the FP6, in the fields of computer vision, image analysis, semantics and knowledge extraction from multimedia content, digital content retrieval and personalized multimedia
Member of the research group IVA (Image and Video Analysis group).
ArtUP! Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey
Invited artist of the ArtUP! platform of Goethe Institute, which aimed at promoting new media art in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. The project ArtUP!, in collaboration with artists from Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey, established a creative network across the three countries. Moreover, it created an online database of new media artists, artworks, and theoretical text, as well as it organized exhibitions, workshops, and other events.
More info: http://www.goethe.de/artup
PHONOS FOUNDATION – POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY
Fellow artist of Phonos Foundation of Pompeu Fabra University. Peqpez received the Phonos creation grant for the project Prefalll135 (by peqpez, visiophone-lab, and Javier Chavarri), during the open call of 2010 and collaborated with the foundation during the following years. The Phonos creation grants program aims to promote and encourage the production of sound works which use computer systems to control and create music.
FABRA i COATS – CREATION FACTORY
Participation at the ‘Fabra i Coats – Creation Factory’ residency program, as a member of the Once Upon a Byte – Art and technology collective. Once Upon A Byte was selected for a 6 months residency in one of the studios of ‘Fabra i Coats’.
‘Creation Factories’ is a project initiated by the municipality of Barcelona. It focuses on the transformation of disused industrial buildings into spaces that promote cultural and artistic creation. The Creation Factories are spaces, where experimentation, exchange, dialogue, and even equivocation and doubt, are considered essential parts of the creative process of every artistic project.
Fellow artist of C.C. Golferichs (Barcelona) and 1st visual arts grant for the project Babel. Representing Barcelona-based greek artists at the OFF Europes Festival 2010.
DELPHUS 3 PLATFORM
Participation in the development of Delphus 3 platform on behalf of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Delphus 3 is a dynamic, collaborative platform that creates a virtual space of interconnected conceptual objects.
It has been developed in the scope of 2 Erasmus Intensive Programmes (IP), that took place in Delphi, Greece (July 2009 & 2010)
The virtual space reflects
-the traces of our thoughts, feelings, ideas and our human connections
-our perception of the mythical space of Delphi through bidirectional transitions from real to virtual space
Delphus 3 platform will be subject to further research, regarding knowledge-based aesthetics.
More info:: http://www.medialab.asfa.gr/delphus3/
Participation in the development of the project Adapted Projections by Guillermo Casado during the Hello World! workshop of MediaLab Prado (Madrid)
The project consists of the development of a tool that permits real-time projection mapping of images, videos, animations, etc. The software permits to control the position, the shape, as well as the content of the projections. It can be used as a tool of augmented performances to transform dynamically the objects of a scene.
The project has been selected by Medialab Prado to participate at the Hello World! platform for creative application of new technologies in performative arts.
Interaction design & development of the project ‘some moment’ by Marianna Kolyri. A kinetic sculpture made of discarded materials starts breathing when the viewer approaches.
The interactive interface has been developed with Arduino.
Group exhibition ‘Things’ at The Art Foundation
Group exhibition ‘transhFORMATION’ at the National Museum of Contemporary Art
Collaboration with the artistic group DOT, working in the intersection of sound, dance, and visual arts improvisation. A percussion musician, a performer, and a visual new media artist collaborate in the creation of improvised performances and research the interconnections between the three art forms.