Approved: 16.08.2006

Stefanos Pavlakis

Artist, Film-maker, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Archived
Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is engaging with notions of travel and/or displacement. I am working with diegetic approaches to image, performance, text and sound.
Central to my practice is the desire to 'dig-up' information, re-contextualise it and present it in engaging ways. The focus here is on the complex relations between mobility and identity formation, between 'History' and the biographies and stories remembered

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  • Location: Berlin
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Public art, Critical writing, Film-making
  • Tags: critical filmmaking, director, video editor, practice led research, personal political filmmaking, audio installation, audio walk
 

Biography

My work is engaging with notions of travel and/or displacement. I am working with diegetic approaches to image, performance, text and sound. Central to my practice is the desire to 'dig-up' information, re-contextualise it and present it in engaging ways. The focus here is on the complex relations between mobility and identity formation, between 'History' and the biographies and stories remembered by individuals that were agents in a particular historical event. My work takes the form of films and videos, of sound works, performance installations and audio-walks. It develops out of periods of extensive research conducted with groups of 'agents' in such ways that an aesthetics of relation is produced in-and-through the resulting work. I am fascinated by processes of examination through a re-imagining, re-narrating and re-enacting specific texts or events.

CV & Education

Qualifications/Training
2013-2008: PhD (practice-led), School of Fine Arts, University of Dundee
2005-2004: Master's in Fine Art, Duncan Jordanstone, University of Dundee
2003-2000: BA Film & Photography, Napier Screen Academy, Edinburgh


Film Festival Participations

2015: Berlin Friedenale
2015: Berlin Short Film Festival
2015: Berlin Independent Film Festival


Selected Exhibitions

2015: Show Your Darling/ Gallery-Studio Sabine Wild, Berlin
2015: Vagabond Flux / Micromegas, Artconnexion, Lille
2012: History Remix Revisited, City Museum Munich, Munich
2011: History Remix, [feature length, site-specific audiowalk],
Kulturreferat Munich & City Museum Munich
2009: Through the images of Others, DCA Dundee Contemporary
Arts, Visual Research Centre, Dundee
2009: 5 Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
2009: In Transition Russia, The National Centres of Contemporary Art
Moscow
2008: Living Language, East Gallery, London
2008: In Transition Russia, NCCA National Centre of Contemporary
Art, Ekaterinburg
2008: Sound:Space, South Hill Park, Bracknell
2007: Soundlab IV, MAC Museo Arte Contemporaneo Santa Fe
2007: Vertical Hold, The Punch Gallery, Seattle
2007: FILE Hipersonica, SESI, Sao Paolo
2007: Art Athina, Athens
2007: Virtual Residency, Europäisches Zentrum Fu¨r Kunst, World
Heritage Site Volklingen
2007: 5 Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
2007: Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2006: Rotterdam [Inter]national, Kunstambassade Rotterdam
2006: The Virtual Residency, ZKM Zentrum fu¨r Kunst und Medien
Technologie, Karlsruhe


Selected Prizes & Awards
2011: Edith Haberland Wagner Stiftung, Mu¨nchen
2010: Kulturreferat Mu¨nchen, Production Bursary for History Remix
2009: Edinburgh Visual Arts Awards 2008/09, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
2008: William Sangster Award, Dundee, Scotland
2008: Hope Scott Trust Award, Hope Scott Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007: Arts Trust Scotland Award, Arts Trust of Scotland, UK
2006: Edinburgh Visual Arts Awards 2008/09, City of Edinburgh, Scotland


Publications
2015: Notes on Establishing an Aesthetics of Relation, In: José
Quaresma and Fernando Rosa Dias, eds. Research in the Arts,
The Oscillation of the Methods
2013: Performing a Practice-led Research on the Gastarbeiter Legacy:
Toward the Production of an Aesthetics of Relation, Duncan
Jordanstone College ofArt and Design, University of Dundee
2011: History Remix, published with the support of Edith-Haberland
Wagner Stiftung and City Museum Munich
2008: Virtual Residency 2006-2007, Kru¨ger&Druck, Dillingen
2008: In Transition Russia, NeMe, Cyprus
2007: Open Here: Construcktions Connextions, Landeshauptstadt
München, Kulturreferat, Munich
2006: discparc 003: Converse Without Leaving Home, Exhibitions
Department of Duncan Jordanstone College of Art and Design,
Dundee