Monday, 29 March 2010
Video Is The Only Constant April 7th 2010: Alexandros Pissourios
Non-Fiction, 10:04, 2009, Cyprus
Does one ever stop remembering?
In 'Non-Fiction’, the aim was to go back to a personal archive and excavate images from events in order to come to terms with, or even relinquish them. In a sense, by remembering, what is remembered is then subjected to decay :
"Things in the past are in some ways nurtured if kept forgotten. Forgetting, like burial is a preservative. A kind of storage".
Perhaps what is at play is the contingency of memory as it is enacted in a dialectical opposition between sound and image. Truth and truthfulness become distinct from one and other, corresponding to ideas around immediacy (the belief in what one is being presented with as true) and mediation (the acknowledgement of art as art).
Alexandros Pissourios (born Cyprus 1982) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009, following a BA in Performance (Music) and Visual Art from the University of Brighton, 2007. Recent screenings and performances include Acoustic Images, BFI, London, 2009, Equator Project, St Lukes, London, 2008, Ars longis vita brevis, University of Brighton, 2006 and Urban Soul Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2006. Alongside his practice he works as a sound and visual designer producing music videos (Floating Points, Mr Fogg) and alternative performances (A Man to Pet).