ARRG - 3rd February: Ester Eva Damen, Nicola Baratto & Yannis Mouravas


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm


VOX-POP | Amsterdam, NH

On the third session of the Artistic Research Research Group, we will dive into the practices of Ester Eva Damen, Nicola Baratto & Yannis Mouravas.
February 3rd
13.00 – 16.00
Binnengasthuisstraat 9
Nicola Baratto & Yannis Mouravas
Nicola Baratto (IT, 1989) & Yiannis Mouravas (GR, 1986) are an artist duo working with Archaeodreaming, a research-based artistic practice that questions the fluidity of history via exploring the intersections of archaeology, dreaming, and myth-making. The resulting narratives are told through mixed-media installations, including films, artist books, and sculptures. We work with Archaeodreaming to craft new myths for the present, delving into history and our own dreams as archives for re-imagining the future. Through this experimental archaeology, investigate non-linear methods for narrating stories about historical artefacts, their materiality, symbolic function, and context of origin (or displacement). We have explored shipwrecks, relics, ruins, maps, and vessels as time capsules that can ‘open’ forgotten histories. Digging into these case studies we investigate how Archaeodreaming can become a method to contemplate something invisible and unknown and to engage with the processes of memory and (historical) imagination.
Ester Eva Damen
After the Rietveld Akademie and the Netherlands Film and TV Academy (screenplay & direction), Ester Eva Damen worked at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and completed a master’s degree in Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam. The La Jetée Foundation, initiated by her, has been stimulating cross-over projects since 2007.
She writes freelance about film, made a number of short films including the 16mm b/w film ‘Windhang’ (1998), and wrote several drama scenarios for director Ineke Houtman, which were realized (within the NPS series ‘Kort’) ‘Sahara’ (2007). Ester Eva Damen’s work can also be seen within a visual arts context, with collaboration between film, dance and new music as one of the common threads in her work. She regularly collaborates with choreographer Angela Köhnlein and composer Yannis Kyriakides and more recently withthe dancers Ilana Reynolds and Sabrina Huth on their project You Are Here (2019). At the moment, she is completing her third short film with poet Tsead Bruinja based on his poem ‘Hok fan Rou’.

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VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9 (BG3 - begane grond),Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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