Vera Chotzoglou, GR08:24

Vera Chotzoglou is a Visual artist working with time based media. They are an Athens School of Fine arts’ BA & MFA graduate, Department of Visual Arts, Fine Arts & Art Education (2013-2018). They had studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with an Erasmus+ scholarship, Fine Arts & Art Education (2016-2017) with professors Jorinde Voigt & Stephan Dillemuth They has participated in various workshops, such as;”Writing and directing for documentary…” by Robert Rombout, 5th Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival, Kalamata, Greece (2019), “No questions, please!” Interviews as an artistic practice in film and video art” by Antonia Rahofer, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), “Stay in Touch”, Athens School of fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), Sound Workshop by Paul Paulon, Studio Jorinde Voigt, Berlin Germany (2017). They was awarded with the Scholarship to cover Degree Expenses from Athens School of Fine arts (2018),audience award for the short film “Munich almost killed me ½” at 2th Piraeus Film Festival in Athens(2018) and SNF Artist Fellowship Award by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2019) They has exhibited internationally at Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany Eos Gallery, Athens A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, GRRL HAUS CINEMA, Berlin, Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, Platforms project, Athens, Foto Wien, Austria, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece, Inshort Film Festival, Lagos, Negiria, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki,2th Pireus Film Festival,Athens, Belleve di Monaco, Munich, TAF Gallery, Athens et al. Vera Chotzoglou lives and works between Athens and Berlin
monstera deliciosa; an originally tropical plant, used indoors as an aesthetic, decorative object. In this work, monstera becomes the symbol of our recent internment experience. A state that deviated us from our familiar course, as if the world was blown away in a delirious drift and derailed, in terms of an unexpected pause. In this narration video, the indoor scenes, eliminate time and connote a state of disarray; inertia bodies, the monstera in an indoor storm, wild animals in captivity, lighting bolts, an orgasm scene, a Luchador getting prepared, an athenian balcony. The strobe lights, reveal the party echo, while the narration, focuses in monstera’ s features and care instructions. In this field of desire, reality, struggle, memory and expectation, a whole new perception of existing is emerging. The accumulated tension, that the state of hold has brought, leads to the persistent bodies’ preparation for wrestling and crash. An “expedition chronicle”, about this totally new context. Pavlina Kyrkou