#Open Air Screenings
THU-SUN / 21:00-00:00

Interruption, pause, expectation. Ellipsis is in essence an operator of thought, it signifies the omitted verbal cues, the elusiveness of characters. It provides a halt in order for juxtaposition to work, for the relationship between parts to be reflected upon by the viewer.

“Ellipsis” aims to touch upon the subject of a hybrid (neural plus digital) form of memory and recollection in the post future imaginary. More importantly, in a technologically enriched era, human-human interaction is rendered fragmented and somewhat objectified. However, interaction may be in fact artificially augmented in a digital environment.
Subjects assume their avatar-like personalities effortlessly and appear at ease while exploring the confines of the digital medium. By mirroring reactions and maintaining eye contact, a primitive form of connection is achieved. Along these lines, the video motion detection effects are highly suggestive of algorithm training patterns of AI neurons. Notably, presence is broken by mundane tasks. An -already retro- memory of bold playfulness is stored.

Duration: 3’17”

Lefkothea-Vasiliki Andreou (GR)

Dr. Lefkothea-Vasiliki Andreou is a neuroscientist, currently working as a teaching fellow in EAP/ESP & Biology at the University of Ioannina, Greece. Her PhD is in Auditory Neuroscience (UCL, UK) and involved psychophysics and brain imaging (MEG). She holds a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Biotechnology. She also has a BA in English Language and Literature. Her publications are in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and include an array of subjects such as neuroscience, molecular biology, human-computer interaction, history and education.

She has worked as a leading technical domain expert and editor at Elsevier, one of the world’s major providers of digital information solutions in science, technology and medicine. In Elsevier, her work mainly involved ontology building and text-mining. She has co-organized a COMENIUS linguistic and intercultural European project in secondary education and the FLC Dutch project in the University of Ioannina. Right now, her research focuses on foreign language acquisition in distance learning, visual literacy and biomedical humanities.

Besides publishing poetry, she has a profound interest in digital media as an art form. Her ambition is to involve students with a science background in the coding process of interactive, digital installations – and has recently given a TEDx talk on the topic.


Production: Lefkothea-Vasiliki Andreou\

Montage / Editing / Sound: Alexandros Moutzouris

Starring: Georgia Athanasopoulou, Vasileia Aletra

Music: This video features the song “O Sole Mio” by Enrico Caruso, available under a Public Domain/ Sound Recording Common Law Protection license.