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Twice upon a while

by Marina Xenofontos
2020, 3’52’’
Presented at the 16th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte, 2023
Film part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images 12th edizione, 2023
3D animation single channel video projection, 3:14 min, 2018
Animation: Lukas Engelhardt
Sound design: Elena Savvidou
Voiceover edit: Stefanos Chrysanthou
Camera recordings: Panagiotis Mina
Made with an open source digital animation program – follows an ideologically befuddled teenager failing to complete her tasks, stumbling through her childhood bedroom into a dreamlike vision, which drops her onto a rocky seaside via a space of kaleidoscopic darkness. The excerpts read out during the video come from an untitled poem by Cypriot poet Andriana Ierodiakonou; lyrics from two Greek folk songs as well as notes from the artist’s diary.
Marina Xenofontos (1988, Cyprus. Lives and works in Athens).
Xenofontos views ideological narratives and political symbols through an intimate gaze, where the malfunctions in their workings become discernible, affirming them as breeding grounds for both critique and invention. Her practice captures methods for recovering the fantastical, imaginary aspects of culture obscured through historical recording.
She received her MFA from Bard College in 2018 and was a resident at Rijksakademie in 2019. More recently, Xenofontos was in residency at Lafayette Anticipations.
Her work has been shown internationally, including: Venice Art Biennale – Cyprus Pavilion; gb agency (Paris); Goethe Institute (Cyprus); Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale (San Marino); Hot Wheels Athens; ERMES ERMES (Rome); AKWA IBOM (Athens); Phenomenon 4 (Anafi, Greece); DESTE Foundation (Athens); The Island Club (Limassol); NiMAC (Nicosia). Currently, Xenofontos is having her first institutional solo presentations at SculptureCenter (New York) and at Camden Arts Center (London).