Greek pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale is hosting History Zero, by
Stefanos Tsivopoulos, a film in three parts accompanied by an archive of texts
and images. The film depicts the experiences of threemore...
of capital’s endless mutability. Fixed machinery, cost-saving technologies,
credit card accounts, immaterial financial instruments, hyper-fast digital
trades, commodities that are useful, useless, ormore...
“We do not
remember, we rewrite memory as much as history is rewritten.”
(Chris Marker, Sans Soleil, 1982)
Are archives places of remembering or rather of forgetting? Does theirmore...
Tsivopoulos, son of political refugees, was born in 1973 in Prague.
He lives and works mainly in Amsterdam and New York.
family experience of forced dislocation and migration due tomore...
Over the last couple of years
Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ video-based work has consistently explored the
relationship between reality and its representation, as well as the limits
between fact and fiction, themore...
Tsivopoulos and the social mechanisms of representation
Scene and Repetition
“To begin with”, says Foucault in Discipline and Punish,
“the soldier is someone who can bemore...
How do we
narrate history? When Man wants to transmit a social condition to his time,
report an event that has happened, recall a political plan and when he wants to
do this for those coming after him, what kind ofmore...
Mnemosyne Was a Greek Muse.
Greek mythology has it that Mnemosyne, the muse of memory, was the mother
of the other muses, thus making her the parent of all the arts. A whole
humanistic genealogy was built up on themore...
getting some curious letters in the post. They are from a friend who has
peculiar taste in stationery. Instead of using paper, he writes on the back of
fading black and white photographs. These are notmore...
In an early diagnosis of the Americanized way of life Theodore
Adorno states in a critical, rather pessimistic account, which still remains a
valuable comment on contemporary lifestyle, that we currently experiencemore...
Tsivopoulos is not an artist with a large ego. Indeed, if there is a single
gesture that characterizes his practice, it is one of withdrawal. He
establishes a framework or a set of parameters, and then stepsmore...
The multi-faceted arrangement of Stefanos
Tsivopoulos’ video installations-—from the selection of actors and the
mise-en-scène instructions to the texts and the final presentationmore...