cross section archive is pleased to welcome you to Registered Time, a program of film works and video projections in the public space of Athens, forming the third and final chapter of our annual thematic for 2022-23 Real Time History.
Registered Time aims to illuminate and discuss time based media as a tool to document phenomena such as entropy and transformation in the city, seemingly insignificant and coincidental urban events, and the relation between architecture and the life it frames.
Through a collective discourse unfolded with a variety of camera registration and displayed forms, the location and content of each work and the communal effort as a chronic of the medium are negotiating history and memory in the urban condition. Composed of a group of artists who are working with moving image as part of their practice from a range of different approaches, the exhibition becomes a collective epilogue to the overall Real Time History program, “as the camera records more than the mind can remember”.*
Guided by a map, the audience can navigate between seven different public projection locations in central Athens. The twelve days course of the program presents five continuous looping works and three special screening & performance events. Together, and through each one’s filmography, we address the various hidden or silent perspectives that are defining a relation with particular aspects of the city at selected projection locations with reference to the objective of the films.
Artists: Sofia Dona (GR), Constantinos Hadzinikolaou (GR), Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar (IS), Dimitra Kondylatou (GR), Aglaia Konrad (AT/BE), Maria Lalou (GR/NL) & Skafte Aymo-Boot (DK), Vassilis Noulas (GR), Anu Vahtra (EE).
The program Registered Time is curated by Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot, and organised by cross section archive non-profit space for art and architecture as part of its annual research and exhibition topic of 2022-23, Real Time History. With the city of Athens as the starting point, Real Time History aims to put into focus the continual but unnoticeable transformation of the physical environment of the city taking place while we are inhabiting it, and at the same time formulating a praxis of recording it.
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Event 1: Monday 26th June 2023, 20:30, Marasli 36 – steps between Dinokratous & Kleomenous
21:00: Super 8 film & performance Constantinos Hadzinikolaou,21:30: The Lair (2019), 76’ feature film by Vassilis Noulas.
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Event 2: Friday 30th June 2023, 20:30, meeting point: Lechovou 5
21:00: Emotional Property (2023), screening in two parts by Sofia Dona,1st Screening on a plot of land that has been converted into a garden (Lechovou 5), accompanied by a tour by Vassilis Lazaris, architect, MDesS Harvard GSD, in his self-built house by second hand materials.2nd Screening on the rooftop of a family’s duplex (Neroutsou 10)
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Event 3: Thursday 6th July 2023, 21:00, meeting point: Praxitelous & Plateia Karytsi 12
21:00: WALK through the In-Situ exhibition in dialogue with Despina Zefkili,23:00: Super 8 film & performance by Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Plateia Avdi.
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Durational projections: 27th June – 7th July 2023, daily 21:00-1.00
Dimitra Kondylatou, corner of Praxitelous & Plateia Karytsi 12.Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar, Stoa G. Mantaka, entrance from Panepistimiou 57.Aglaia Konrad, Patision & Veranzerou.Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot, vitrine of Dorian Inn Hotel lobby, Pireos 15.Anu Vahtra, viewed from Plateia Avdi opposite Keramikou 53.
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The program of Real Time History is supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports.
Special Thanks to: Studio Lialios-Vazoura, Yiannis Malatantis.
Thanks to: Elix Conservation Volunteers Greece, Dorian Inn Hotel, Georgios Minedis, Pantheon Palace Management, NEMA Resort Wear and Emerson-Kolonaki.
*According to Harun Farocki, cinema is a valid medium for storing and transmitting a truth of history, as the camera records more than the mind can remember.