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Moving Silence
8 December 2016 at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation

Within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival
An evening dedicated to contemporary “silent” moving image and experimental sound

Following the great success of Moving Silence in Cyprus for the past five years at ARTos Foundation, Moving Silence takes place for the sixth consecutive year in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Cyprus and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Instituto Cervantes Nicosia, within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival. On Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 20:30 at ARTos Foundation, musicians and composers will meet to perform live soundtracks for video and film works without sound by contemporary creators of their choice.  The audience will have a unique experience where the musicians-composers perform live their music while the films/videos that have inspired them are simultaneously screened.

 

“The contemporary cinema could take back this expressive freedom” the Moving Silence’s members state.  “Any visual style can profit from a sound language, by using advanced digital technologies as well as old analogue techniques. Live performances sustain and amplify the films as musicians can breathe new life into silent cinema, which inappropriately remained silent for such a long time.” Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform, therefore, invites the Nicosia audience to new audiovisual experiences expressed through live improvisations and interpretations, where experimental image and sound are expected to meet in unusual and unexpected ways.

What is Moving Silence?

Moving Silence was originally founded in the summer of 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. It constitutes a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.

 

Contemporary experimental sound performances for ‘silent’ short films by:

Andreas Moustoukis (CY), Tasos Stylianou with Achilleas Kentonis (CY), DIE! GOLDSTEIN (SP-DE), Christina Polycarpou (CY), Antonis Antoniou with Emiddio Vasquez (CY), Alexia Vassiliou (CY), Michael DiLalla (US), Ann Weller (DE), Nektarios Rodosthenous with Stephanos Koutelis (CY).

Free admission
Further information: http://xdreamfestival.blogspot.com/

 

Echoes from Berlin: Audio-visual performances
7 December 2016 at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation 

Within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival 

ARTos Foundation in collaboration with Moving Silence and the Goethe-Institute, and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Instituto Cervntes Nicosia present “Echoes from Berlin” an evening of audio-visual performances by the Berlin based musicians Ann & Bones (DE) and Diegostein (DE), which will take place on the 7th December at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival.

Ann & Bones:

As a little girl Ann Weller was setting fairy-tales into music on her piano. Today she writes songs together with producer and guitarist Borils Meinhold and drummer Benny Glass. Her warm, fragile voice and her classically influenced piano style are enveloped in minimalistic drum grooves and a mystic-surf guitar. It shines through that the band is resident within the Berlin electronic club scene.

*The American guitar player Michael Di Lalla will be supporting Ann’s solo show 

Michael Di Lalla:

A lifelong New Yorker, Michael is an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, producer and music educator. In his 20 year music career, he has worked with some of the industry’s best. His compelling music has been featured in television around the world including MTV, ABC, CBS, BBC among many others. He is the lead singer and guitarist for his melodic indie rock band Keygrip, who to date, have released 2 full length albums. 

Diegostein:

DIE! GOLDSTEIN is the Berlin-based project of Diego Mar. He has played more than 100 times live worldwide, in cities such as Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Glasgow, Rome, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Bangkok, and has shared a stage with bands such as Mogwai, Oceansize, Sakamoto and Vessels. DIE! GOLDSTEIN invites the listener to join his beautiful progression from dark and desperate dystopian states through mal-topia and hope to finally arrive at an enlightened, utopian present.

Free admission
For more information: http://xdreamfestival.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Sculpture & 3D Digital Sculpture  Workshops

5 & 6 November 2016

at ARTos Foundation

Within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival.

ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Art/European Animation Center and the Career Office of the Athens School of Fine Arts and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and The International Motion Festival of the European University Cyprus, organise two two-day-long workshops for all those who would like to enrich their knowledge and skills in modern digital media and the respective software, in order to apply this gained knowledge in their professional practice and creative self-expression.

There are three workshops available, out of which only the two most popular will take place.

The workshops are taking place within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival.

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Language: Greek

Cost: The cost of the workshops is 120 euros, but they will be offered at the special price of 55 euros per workshop.

Materials: 25 euros extra charge for the workshop “Sculpture with polymer clay”. The participants will be able to keep the materials.

For registrations please contact us at 22 445 456 or info@artosfoundation.org

 

Sculpture with polymer clay

During the workshop, the participants will learn how to construct a face with polymer clay as well as the basics of anatomy. Polymeric clay has many conveniences and special properties, and can be used to create sculptures of striking detail. It can perfectly convey organic forms, as realistic as silicone constructed sculptures. Finally, the participants will use silicone to create a mold and they will use molding plaster.

Stages:

– Armature Construction.

-Creating the first shapes.

-Working techniques and solutions for polymer clay.

-Baking clay.

-Silicone mold.

-Molding plaster.

Instructor: Orestis Symvoulidis

Duration: 9 hours

Number of participants: 3 -7 people

Materials: polymeric clay, silicone, plaster

 

Digital Sculpture (2 workshops)

Digital sculpture is the simulation of the classic sculpture process through 3D design programs. Knowledge of the program that the artist will be working with and the traditional drawing principles are combined in order to create the fore-wanted final visual outcome. zbrush is the most widespread digital sculpting program and the most powerful, since it has prevailed in the global market. In this course the participant will be taught the basic principles of the program and will also learn how to effectively create a digital sculpture capable of being used in an animation film, as character design or illustration in a hypothetical magazine cover.

* The two digital sculpture workshops offered, vary in their thematic, as one will focus mostly on introducing the program, whilst the other one will focus in sculpture and the creation of a face and getting to know basic program tools.

A. Digital sculpture – Human face Creation.

Topics

-Introduction to the program (interface).

-Basic Sculpture tools.

-Sculpting Basic shapes.

-Topology: Basic rules and solutions.

-Constructing a face. Basic shapes.

-Working with the program’s anatomical model.

-Working with more than one ztools.

-Exporting for 3D printing.

-Rendering and exporting for creating 2D graphic image.

-Finalizing in Photoshop.

Instructor: Orestis Symvoulidis

Duration: 9 hours

Number of participants: 3 – 15 people

Programs: Zbrush, Photoshop.

 

B. Digital sculpture

Topics

-Introduction to the program.

-Getting to know the interface.

-Presentation of basic tools.

-Presentation basic functions.

-Materials.

-3D object and topology.

-Sculpting process.

-Extra Functions.

-Passes and Render.

-Export and Compositing.

Instructor: Orestis Symvoulidis

Duration: 9 hours

Number of participants: 3 – 15 people

Programs: Zbrush, Photoshop. 

 

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CORPOREALITY

13 – 15 September 2016

Within the framework of the 8th X-dream Festival

ARTos Foundation presents CORPOREALITY, an art exhibition developed during a 10 day-long Artist Residency by the artist Maki Toshima (JPN), at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus. The exhibition is taking place on the 13 – 15 September 2016, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Maki Toshima is a multi-media artist, working in the mediums of video, sculpture, drawings and paintings. Her artwork focuses in the relationship between imagination and corporeality, which is caused by experience.

“When people have an experience, through one’s own senses, engaging sight; hearing; touch and smell; further feelings derive from the body. Those feelings encourage contemplation and an in-depth research, and eventually become engraved into the memory as what truly is.

One’s world-view is affected by his/her experiences, but what actually changes the world are the small trivial things; a flower in bloom, the smell of wind, the moon light, the smile of the one you love. I believe, it is a great thing to feel the world changing through the experience of a beautiful thing, a malevolent thing, and a trivial thing.”

The exhibition will include: work-in-progress and research developed during her residency in Cyprus, for her new project “Imaginary City”, which aspires to create various “Shangri-La” or “Xanadou” Sights (remote, beautiful imaginary places where life approaches perfection) through the use of digital drawings on photographs of existing locations within the city; a video compilation of past artworks; and the video installation ‘Meta.Morphos’, 2012, which is inspired by the process of collecting butterflies.

 

http://www.makitoshima.net/index.html

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

*FOLLOWED BY THE SCREENINGS OF THE AWARDED EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SHORT MATTERS!, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 13 – 15 SEPTEMBER AT 21:00, AT ARTos FOUNDATION. 

 

For further information, please contact us at info@artosfoundation.org or 22445456.

 

Opening Hours:

13 – 15 September 2016

9:00 – 15:00 & 20:30 – 23:00

 

A few words about Maki Toshima:

Born in Hyogo Prefecture JAPAN, Maki Toshima completed a BA & MA Fine Art, at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate school of Inter-Media Art. Following her graduation, she worked as a Research Associate and Video Installation Lecturer for the University, while in 2004, she won the 1st Osaka Contemporary Art Competition. During 2007 – 2009, she was the Personal Assistant of the Japanese art director, costume and graphic designer Eiko Ishioka, and was part of the design team for the costumes of the Opening Ceremony at the Beijing Olympics (2008).  Toshima is based in Tokyo, Japan, and she is currently completing an Artist Residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, USA.

 

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Synesthetic Re-action
7 July 2016, at 21:00
at ARTos Foundation
Within the framework of the 8th X-dream Festival.
“I feel what I sing and I sing what I feel, I see what I hear and I hear what I see.
I cut it out and I glue it together. I look behind and I tell you about.
With my way on my papers and in my hands I sing it for you.
I grease it in to my paintings, so my sound will remain.
I scream it out loud with my tinder quiet voice. I keep it together – this is what I am.
The pen on my paper keeps me warm.
The yarn of my life is my shelter.
In the shape of the red coloured 8 I ́ll remain forever and ever.”
ARTos Foundation presents Synesthetic Re-action, a visual and music performance of the work developed during a 1 week-long Artist Residency by the artist, musician, composer and thinker Ida-Marie Corell (DE), at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus. The performance will be based on a process of collection and documentation of found local materials and footage and the production of a music composition and a costume made out of found “local” plastic foils and other materials. Synesthetic Re-action is taking place on the 7th July 2016, at 21:00, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
In times of global mass production, consumption, global trash and technical reproduction, the artist’s work provides an access to offline, analogue, synesthetic and, therefore, rare and live experiences. Each performance, recording, concert and exhibition is unique, as it is never repeated.
A few words about Ida-Marie Corell:
Dr. Ida-Marie Corell is working at the intersection of music, art and knowledge transfer. In her interdisciplinary work she works with themes like mass consumerism, identity, synaesthesia, emotion, plastic, plastic bags and aesthesis. Her dissertation “the phenomenology of the plastic bags” won the publishing grant “edition angewandte” of the University of the Applied Arts Vienna and was published in 2011 titled “Alltagsobjekt Plastiktüte” at Springer Wien New York Verlag. Her 2nd book “The artist is resident” won the publishing grant “Florian und Ursula Werner” and the Kunsthalle Arlberg 1800 Art Award 2013.
Among others Corell exhibited and/or performed at Biennale di Venezia Italy, Athens Biennale, Museum of Art and Design Winthertur Switzerland, MUDAC Lausanne Switzerland, MAK Vienna, KUVA Leonding, Kunstahlle Arlberg 1800, Marshtall Tent Oktoberfest Munich, Piano City Milano, AUB Beirut Lebanon, DeAppel.
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Julot – Hula Hoopla!
Circus Arts Performance
5 May 2016, at 17:30 & 19:00
Finikoudes, Larnaca
Within the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival
ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the French Institute in Cyprus, and with the support of the Municipality of Larnaca and the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, present “Julot – Hula Hoopla!”; an outdoor Circus Arts Performance, which will take place on the 5th May 2016 at Finikoudes (Athens avenue, Seafront stage) Larnaca, in the framework of the 8th X-Dream Festival. Julot will present his show at 17:30 and 19:00.
And here is our man, Julot, the elastic and flexible wonder who will play with hoops, rhythms and his body; and all these while balancing on a nine meters high pole!! In the tradition of the Circus and its exploits, between sky and earth, Julot terrifies us and makes us laugh; He makes us rediscover the delicious taste of vertigo…
Further Performances on the 7 May 2016, at Molos, Limassol, for Europe Day and on the 6 May at Spyros Kyprianou Park (Aglantzia), Nicosia.
Free Admission
Performance Duration: 30′
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Noise-script with Theremidi Orchestra
Workshop in DIY electronics with visual scores for experimental sound art
& Live Performances
21 – 23 December 2015 | at ARTos Foundation

In the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival.
‘How to make a Theremidi Orchestra?’ is a series of workshops initiated by Theremidi Orchestra, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, aimed at bringing together people from a wide range of fields in a several-day-long workshop to explore the beauty and the hums of DIY electronics and to create a social situation where communication is possible with non-verbal tools. Noise-script with Theremidi Orchestra is aimed at learning how to play atonal music in a group with the help of visual tools. To help the participants in playing, they will create an audio-visual piece as a cue for their sound creation. The inspiration for the workshop comes from a classic score for experimental sound art: the Cornelius Cardew Treatise and other examples of early visual scores. Visual Music is a method using visual structures in music and musical structures in visual patterns. Noise-script poses a question of what to do with visual music in the post-digital context, when it is essential to connect the physical space with digital and analogue technologies.
WHO MUST I BE TO JOIN THE WORKSHOP?
Anyone! This workshop is suitable for all women and men who are interested in electronics, DIY processes, hacking, noise and experimental sound art, media art, and all those great things we can do with sound and visual language. No previous knowledge is needed, just curious ears, eyes, and fingers. You may have never held a soldering iron in your hands and we will teach you how to master it. You may wield your iron every day and you will still have lots of fun. Workshop participation is free of charge.
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Participants may choose from four analogue electronic circuits: Theremini 4011, MicroNoise, TouchTone and Super-in-Low
DURATION
Workshop: 21 – 23 December 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Live Performances: 23 December 2015, at 8 p.m.
PARTICIPATION
The number of participants is limited. Maximum of 10 participants (men and women). To register please contact us at 22 445 456 or info@artosfoundation.org 
AGE
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LANGUAGE
English
FREE ENTRANCE
For more information press here.
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Moving Silence
11 December 2015 at 20:30
Within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
 
An evening dedicated to contemporary “silent” moving image
and experimental sound
 
Following the great success of Moving Silence in Cyprus in for the past four years at ARTos Foundation, Moving Silence takes place for the fifth consecutive year in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Cyprus. On Friday 11 December 2015 at 20:30 at ARTos Foundation, musicians and composers will meet to perform live soundtracks for video and film works without sound by contemporary creators of their choice.  The audience will have a unique experience where the musicians-composers perform live their music while the films/videos that have inspired them are simultaneously screened.  
 
“The contemporary cinema could take back this expressive freedom” the Moving Silence’s members state.  “Any visual style can profit from a sound language, by using advanced digital technologies as well as old analogue techniques. Live performances sustain and amplify the films as musicians can breathe new life into silent cinema, which inappropriately remained silent for such a long time.” Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform, therefore, invites the Nicosia audience to new audiovisual experiences expressed through live improvisations and interpretations, where experimental image and sound are expected to meet in unusual and unexpected ways.
 
Moving Silence was originally founded in the summer of 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. It constitutes a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.
Contemporary experimental sound performances for ‘silent’ short films by:
Chikiss (RU – DE), Tasos Stylianou (CY), Vangelino Currentzis (CY – RU), Andreas Moustoukis (CY), Lefteris Moumtzis (CY), DE KJ (MX – DE), Nefeli Kentoni (CY), Nektarios Rothosthenous and Stefanos Koutelis (CY), Kyriaki Iacovidou and Ergo Sum Children’s Choir (CY).
  
For the programme press here.
Moving Silence is taking place within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
11 December 2015, at 20:30
Free admission
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Echoes from Berlin: 2 audiovisual performances
9 December 2015 at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
Within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
ARTos Foundation in collaboration with Moving Silence and Goethe Institute, and with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Embassy of Mexico in Germany present “Echoes from Berlin” an evening of audiovisual performances by the Berlin based musicians DE KJ (oqko, Mexico – Germany) and Chikiss (Russia – Germany), which will take place on the 9th December at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation.
‘Ontic’, by DE KJ (oqko)
ontic is an audiovisual study of the relationship between nature and structure; the acquired concept of “environment” and how it’s preservation extends further than the physical medium.
Through the intervention of abandoned spaces and structures by the use of natural sources, the project aims to question the influence of the political in the social, therefore, our presuppositions towards actual fake sense of consciousness. ontic is based on video recordings of natural places, projected in abandoned buildings. The sound source works as part of the actual score, while the venue where the piece is presented works as a performance and a screening; through modulating the actual sound of the venue and the one from the actual video recordings.
The footage itself is part of an archive conformed by different analysis for this dialogue between apparent opposite scenarios.
Oqko:
Created in 2015, oqko defines itself as an interdisciplinary label for music and arts, driven by the need to develop an identity, incubating a diversity of approaches between the club culture and fine arts. The vision of oqko focuses on promoting both organic and hybrid experimentation towards our time. A common root that grounds the plurality of today’s formats.
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‘Chikiss’, by Chikiss
On this evening, the “Chikiss” performance will present an intimate program in minimal synth sound with video projections created by the artist.
Chickiss:
Chikiss is a singer, song-writer and musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia and since recently, based in Berlin. One of the most productive and versatile artists on nowadays’ Russian electronic scene, alone and in collaborations; she has collaborated and made remixes for plenty of musicians and artists such as Ensemble Economique, Jenny Wilson, Milky Toad, Sun Glitters, Barbara Morgenstern, Arsenii Morozov (Sonic Death, Padla Bear Outfit.) and many more. Chikiss has played in numerous bands and acted in many international festivals and clubs, while also having curated the Russian-Ukrainian female electronic compilation “She Knows More Than She Thinks” on the cult Californian label NOT NOT FUN. Surviving the various metamorphoses, she’s confidently moving in the vanguard direction of a new Russian electro-indie scene.
 
“Echoes from Berlin” is taking place within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
9 December 2015, at 20:30
Free admission
 
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FemLink-Art, Cyprus
16 October 2015, at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
Within the Framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture and FemLink-Art collective present Fem-Link Art, Cyprus. FemLink-Art is a women artists’ initiative founded by the artists Véronique Sapin (France) and C. M. Judge (USA), with the goal to create an international common artwork that builds a link throughout the world between women artists and their work. FemLink-Art was launched in October 2005 and since then, 145 artists from 63 countries have been invited to take part in it.
The structural principle is simple: one artist per country is invited to create a two minute video on a common topic. Between 24 to 33 videos are included in each topic referred to as «video-collages». From FemLink-Art’s premiere in the US in February 2006 to December 2014, the video-collages have been welcomed by 136 art centers, museums, galleries, and festivals in 42 countries.
FemLink-Art’s video art project is unprecedented, unique both in it’s scope and longevity, in gathering so many artists from around the world with the intention of creating a common artwork.
Since 2005, FemLink-Art launched 9 video-collages:
AGGRESSION, (24 artists – 24 videos – 24 countries – 45 min.)
FEMALE (30 artists – 30 videos – 30 countries – 60 min).
FRAGILITY (32 artists – 32 videos – 32 countries – 60 min.)
MALE (32 artists – 32 videos – 32 countries – 58 min.)
PREOCCUPATION (33 artists – 33 videos – 33 countries – 60 min.)
PROTEST (26 artists – 26 videos – 26 countries – 48 min)
RESISTANCE (32 artists – 32 videos – 32 countries – 57 min.)
VITAL, (24 artists, 24 videos, 24 countries – 42 min.)
WONDER (24 artists, 24 videos – 24 countries – 47 min.)
For the Cypriot edition of FemLink-Art the collective will present the video-collage “FEMALE” on the 16th October at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation. FemLink-Art, Cyprus is organized within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival.
Program:
FLUID FLUX ♂, Evgenija Demnievska (Serbia)
EVERYTHING GOES DOWN WITH HER, Lucy Azubuike (Nigeria)
PASSAGE DIFFICILE, Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia)
“000”, Angelika Rinnhofer (Germany)
KATIPA APAI – 3 / GO FIND YOURSELF, Katya Nikonorova (Kazakhstan)
FEMALE, Maria Papacharalambous (Cyprus)
LINEA DE TIEMPO / TIMELINE, Camila Rodríguez Triana (Colombia)
IN THE ROBING ROOM, Áine Phillips (Ireland)
BOSQUE ESPESO, Amaranta Sánchez (Mexico)
A CAGE OF BUTTERFLIES, Dagmar Kase (Estonia)
VENUS Nicoletta Stalder (Switzerland)
CONSTRUCT: Emergence, Hanae Utamura (Japan)
TRAVERSEES (Crossings), Cagdas Kahriman (Turkey)
BORN IN SPRING, Sudsiri Pui-Ock (Thailand)
CONNECTING THE INVISIBLE, Madelon Hooykaas (The Netherlands)
THE WOMAN DOES NOT HAVE MASK, Minoo Iranpour Mobarakeh (Iran)
EVERYDAY MUDRAs, Doris Mayer (Austria)
HUIS CLOS, Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Algeria)
ISHTAR, Raya Mazigi (Lebanon)
WIRE, Xiuwen Cui (China)
HER LIFE UNWRAPPED, C. M. Judge (United States of America)
THE CRY, Sara Malinarich (Chile)
CLEANING THE MESSAGE, Raquel Kogan/Lea van Steen (Brazil)
FEMALE – FEMALES, Véronique Sapin (Véronique Sapin)
ARZNI SANATORIUM, Lusine Talalyan (Armenia)
WE ARE WOMEN, Alena Kupcikova (Czesch Republic)
BUD, Anna Selander (Sweden)
S/H/A/P/E, Sté Ternes (Luxembourg)
NO COMMENT…, Vouvoula Skoura (Greece)
BLOW VOICE, Angie Bonino (Peru)
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Short Film Bouquet Ver.0.3
2 & 3 July 2015, at 21:00
at ARTos Foundation
 
Following the great success of “Short Film Bouquet Ver.0.1 & Ver.0.2”, last Marchand July, ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, the Institut Francais and the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Austria (in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs  and the Austrian Film Academy), Italy, the Indian High Commission in Cyprus and Business Insider in the USA are organizing “Short Film Bouquet Ver.0.3”, two open-air screening nights of selected short films, which will take place on the 2 & 3 July at 21:00, at ARTos Foundation.
“Short Film Bouquet Ver.0.3” is organized within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival. The screening program consists of a variety of different films of German, French, Dutch, Austrian, Italian, Indian and American filmmakers, with animation, fiction, and documentary as well as experimental films with various thematic and aesthetic approaches. Further screenings of the program on the 11 July at the 3rd Xarkis Festival, in Lofou and on the 5 & 6 September at Lellos Art Point, in Limassol.
English Subtitles/English Dialogue
Free Admission
18certSuitable only for persons of 18 years and over.

For the screening program and synopses press here.

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A tribute to the composers P. Tountas, D. Semsis and G. Dragatsis
By Trio Levante
8 of June 2015, at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
ARTos Foundation and “Trio Levante” (Petros Kouloumis, Pavlos Michaelides, Pantelis Ionas) invite you to an  exceptional  and special Tribute to the Asia Minor Composers Panayiotis Tountas,Demetrios Semsis (‘Salonikios’) and Giannis Dragatsis (‘Ogdontakis’), who laid the foundations for  the evolution of urban folk music. The event will take place on Monday, 8 June 2015, at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival.
Trio Levante Biography
Trio Levante was formed in November 2014 by the musicians Petros Kouloumis (vocals; lute), Pavlos Michaelides (violin; vocals) and Pantelis Ionas (banjo; guitar; oud; vocals). It has been a number of years now that all three musicians are devoted to smyrneiko and Greek pre-war rebetiko, by taking part in various other music bands. Out of love and admiration for the great legacy of the Smyrna school of Rebetiko, Petros, Pavlos and Pantelis aim at a further exploration of this music period; hence they start from the most precise approximation of the old sound and singing performance, as well as the simplicity of musical instruments in the music recorded by the great masters of the period. The aim is for the audience to get in touch with the music variety, the composers and the music performers of the time, via the purity, authenticity and expressive honesty advocated by Trio Levante. 
After 3 successful performances dedicated to Panayiotis Tountas, Trio Levante continue with a number of performances with songs written and performed by the composers Dimitris Semsis (Salonikios) and Yannis Dragatsis (Ogdontakis).
Panagiotis Toundas (1886-1942), Dimitris Semsis (1883-1950), Giannis Dragatsis (1885-1958)
Panagiotis Toundas, Dimitris Semsis and Giannis Dragatsis are three of the most important composers of Asia Minor. They settled in Greece, after the Asia Minor catastrophe, at the same time with several foreign record labels. The three of them undertook the positions of repertoire managers which resulted to the recordings of all the early “rebetika” songs of Smyrna and Constantinople, but also to the emergence of new singers, orchestras and musicians, who in collaboration with local musicians set the scene in production and laid the foundations for the development of urban popular music.
Monday, 8 June 2015, at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation.
Within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
Entrance Fee: €10
Tickets Pre-sale/Reservations: 99 327187
For more information contact us at 99 327187 or via email at petroslazarou@gmail.com
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Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
A Crush on German Short Films
4 June 2015, at 21:00
 
For the 4th consecutive year, ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Cyprus present the open air screening of “A Crush on German Short Films” on Thursday, 4 June 2015, at 21:00, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival.
 
The successful German-French collaborative project of the AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association, German Films, the Goethe-Institut Lyon, the festival management in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Kurz Film Agentur Hamburg is presenting another outstanding programme this year. From more than 430 German short film entries at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, eight excellent short films have been selected, ranging from bizarre and exciting to warm-hearted and hilarious stories.
 
For the Screening program & Synopses press here.
Free Admission
English Subtitles

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61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
13 & 14 May 2015, at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been part of the highly charged field of short films for over 50 years now, as a catalyst and a showcase for contemporary developments, a forum for what are often heated discussions, a discoverer of new trends and talent, and not least as one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world. Some 6,000 films submitted on average per year, around 500 films shown in the festival programmes and over 1,100 accredited industry professionals are proof enough.
In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world’s most respected film events – a place where filmmakers and artists ranging from Roman Polanski to Cate Shortland, from George Lucas to Pipilotti Rist have presented their first films. Oberhausen has managed to instigate various political and aesthetical developments, for instance through the Oberhausen Manifesto, perhaps the most important group document in the history of German film. Careful programming and a pioneering choice of subjects has helped the Festival to build up its exclusive position in an increasingly unpredictable market.
ARTos Foundationis proud to welcome for the first time two screening programs of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen which will take place on the 13 & 14 May 2015, at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute. Further Screenings in Cyprus include the 5 June 2015 at TECHNO.POLIS 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos and 6 & 7 June 2015,at the Pierides Museum, Larnaka, in collaboration with the Larnaka Cinema Society.
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is taking place within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
13 & 14 May 2015 at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation
Free Admission
English & German Language 
English subtitles
For the trailer press here
Screening Programs & Synopsis:
Artist Film & Video 2014 (Running time 84′)
ARTos: 13 May 2015 / TECHNO.POLIS 20: 5 June 2015 / Pierides Museum: 6 June 2015
Five films between Black Box and White Cube that confront the past and ask in diverse ways “What remains?” Whilst Lior Shamriz both literally and figuratively investigates a bygone picture of Berlin, Josef Dabernig shows us in brilliantly composed black-and-white images people sitting on the banks of an Italian river who simply appropriate the landscape – regardless of its inhospitality. La estancia, winner of this year’s Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, depicts a massacre sparked by the battle for land rights in Paraguay, reconstructed as a series of subtle tableaux. The directors in this film programme employ a range of very unusual techniques and aesthetics, and some of their works have been shown to great acclaim in art exhibitions. Taken together, these films, some of them award-winning, give viewers an insight into the current state of international artist films.
Amour sauvage, L’
Germany, 2014, 26′ by Lior Shamriz
Synopsis: Lost love, lost artistic collaboration, the two are meeting for one night as she briefly visits the city where he still lives. 
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Germany, 2014, 6′, by Michel Klöfkorn
Synopsis: I wanted to make a film about de-weaving… Aren’t things here much too confusing complicated complected? I sent huge posters into the document shredder to have them cut into strips.
River Plate
Austria, 2013, 16′, by Josef Dabernig
Synopsis: The film is set along the gravel banks of a flowing river in northern Italy, where a group of swimmers has gathered on a hot summer day.
False Twins
Portugal, 2014, 21′, by Sandro Aguilar
Synopsis: Hidden memories and lost treasures of our primeval inhabitants. 
Estancia, La
Paraguay, 2014, 14′, by Federico Adorno
Synopsis: A group of peasants enters La Estancia in search of their missing relatives. Are they dead? Are they alive? Nobody knows. Some survivors of the massacre hide inthe forest wandering around in shock.
German MuVi Award 2014 (Running time 63’)
ARTos: 14 May 2015 / TECHNO.POLIS 20: 5 June 2015 / Pierides Museum: 7 June 2015
This programme gathers together all the works nominated for the 2014 German Music Video Award, supplemented by three artistically outstanding international videos.
Carmin (AURAT)
Germany 2013, 3’30”, by Markus Frohnhöfer
Cream Theme (Mouse on Mars)
Germany 2014, 3′, by Zeitguised
Synopsis: Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject – it cannot be consumed. 
Der Investor (Die Goldenen Zitronen)
Germany 2013, 4′, by Ted Gaier / Katharina Duve / Timo Schierhorn
Easy Or Not (Tim Neuhaus ft. Kat Frankie)
Germany 2013, 4′, by Dietrich Brüggemann
Synopsis: Two people fight for space in one sweater. 
Einundzwanzig (Jan Roth)
Germany 2013, 4′, by Martin Eichhorn / Daniel Spindler
Giddy (Perera Elsewhere ft. Gonjasufi)
Germany 2013, 4′, by Pussykrew
Live Young (Diamond Version)
Germany 2013, 3’30”, by Diamond Version-TV
No Lesson Learned (Mary Ocher)
Germany 2013, 2’30”, by Mary Ocher / Tom Plate
Terror of the District (Beisspony)
Germany 2014, 5’30”, by Stephanie Müller
Transcendental Animal Numbers (Jan St. Werner)
Germany 2013, 5’30”, by Jan St. Werner
UNSERHAUS for the New Era (Masahiro Miwa)
Germany 2014, 5′, by Noriyuki Kimura
Synopsis: The New Era is music automatically generated by an algorithmic composition by Masahiro Miwa.
Verstrahlt (Dagobert)
Germany 2013, 3’30”, by Klaus Lemke
MOUTHMAN (Herrmutt Lobby)
Belgium 2014, 2’30”, by Antonin de Bemels
Autour du lac (Carl & les hommes-boîtes)
Belgium 2013, 5′, by Noémie Marsily / Carl Roosens
Chorus (Holly Herndon)
USA 2014, 6’30”, by Akihiko Taniguchi
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Circus Arts Fest
24 April 2015, at 18:00
Eleftheria Square, Nicosia
ARTos Foundation and the French Institute in Cyprus, in collaboration with the Municipality of Nicosia, present “Circus Arts Fest”; an outdoor circus arts performance which will take place at Eleftheria Square in Nicosia, on the 24 April at 18:00. Two French companies will be performing on that occasion: “La Main s’affaire”, a pair of hand-to-hand acrobats, and the “Longshow Company”, offering a contemporary juggling and graphic manipulation show.
Circus performances and companies:
“All Right!” (30’)
Acrobatic show, by La Main s’affaire
A turbulent relationship between two artists: technical harmony but ideological opposition. How can they demystify the entertainment and stimulate the critical mindset through breathtaking acrobatic lifts? Through the use of humor, a touch of irony and solid acrobatic skills, the duo aims at showing that there are numerous ways to watch the flow of information that surrounds us.
“Opticirque” (30’)
 Visual illusions show, by the Longshow Company
In this solo creation, through his own dreams and chimeras, Nicolas Longuechaud draws and shares with the audience the  singular story of one circus, his circus. Made from collective memory and inspired by almost true stories, everything mixes up together for the character. Between circus, cabaret, and fair theatre atmosphere, on the edge between hypnotic and graphic manipulations, new magic, and curiosity sideshow, this show will open up a world of wonder around perception.
Free Admission
Circus Arts Fest is taking place within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
24 April 2015, at 18:00, Eleftheria Square, Nicosia

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ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation & High Commission of India in Cyprus
NAMASTE !NDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus
India from my Lens – Open Call Results
We would like to thank you all for the great response and material submitted to us for our Open Call for Submissions for the photography exhibition
“India from my Lens” within the framework of  NAMASTE !NDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus. The list of photographs selected by the committee can be found below. We hope to see you all on our Public Opening Night taking place on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation. 
“Boy playing with the Ball”, by Zoe Apostolidou 
“Blending in New Delhi, by Vladimir Gluhoded 
“Urban Glance in New Delhi”, by Melissa Hekkers 
“Truce“, by Melissa Hekkers
“Photo of Girls on Wedding Bed”, by Marina Marangos
“Gundu Island”, by Ergenc Mehmet Korkmazel
“Indian Girl riding the Bus, going somewhere..”, by Elena Zachmanoglou
“Indian girl working in the fields”, by Elena Zachmanoglou
The Smiling Sikh“, by Costas Constantinou
“Innocence”, by Chrystalla Pafiti
ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation & High Commission of India in Cyprus
NAMASTE !NDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus
30 March – 7 April 2015
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ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation & High Commission of India in Cyprus bring the vibrant and rich culture of India to Cyprus through “NAMASTE INDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus” which will take place from the 31 March to 7 April 2015, at ARTos Foundation.
The various events will be held as per the following programme:
  1. Photography Exhibition from the 31 March to 7 April 2015, by Cypriot photographers entitled “India from my Lens” reflecting the social and cultural aspects of India along with a collection of photographs by Mr. Benoy K. Behl, a well known Indian film-maker, art-historian and photographer on the theme – “Pluralistic Culture of India”.

  2. Exhibition of traditional Indian Saris of cotton and silk by Ms. Rta Kapur Chishti titled “SARI – The magic of Indian Weaves” – a collection of 36 saris from various parts of India. The exhibition will take place from the 31 March to 7April 2015.

  3. A performance of the Manipuri Dance – a dance form from the Indian state of Manipur located in the north-eastern part of India – by artists from the Narmada Cultural Organization led by Ms. Narmada Devi Khukanthem. The dance performance will take place on the 31 March 2015.

  4. Film Screening – “Poetry of the Hills” by Mr. Benoy K. Behl, on the 2 April 2015. The film focuses on the miniature paintings of Kangra, a region located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on the foot-hills of the Himalayas.
NAMASTE !NDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus
India from my Lens & SARI – The magic of Indian Weaves
Private Opening Night: Monday, 30 March 2015 at 19:00 (by invitation only) (followed by Manipuri Dance performance)
Public Opening Night:  Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 20:30 (followed by Manipuri Dance performance)
Opening Hours: 31 March – 7 April 2015 (closed on 1 April 2015)
Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Manipuri Dance, by Narmada Cultural Organization
Monday, 30 March 2015 at 19:00 (by invitation only)
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 20:30
“Poetry of the Hills” – Film Screening, by Mr. Benoy K. Behl
Thursday, 2 April 2015 at 20:30
Free Admission
All festival events will be held at ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation
For more information please contact us via telephone at 22 445455 or email at info@artosfoundation.org

ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation & High Commission of India in Cyprus

PHOTOGRAPHY: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ARTos Cultural & Research Foundation & the Indian High Commission Cyprus announce an Open Call for Submissions for the photography exhibition“India from my lens” a collection of photographs which will be displayed from the 31 March to the 7 April 2015, at ARTos Foundation as part of “NAMASTE INDIA: Festival of Indian culture in Cyprus”. The exhibition will be co-held with an exhibition of photographs on India, by Mr. Benoy K. Behl on the theme “Pluralistic Culture of India”.
Application Terms & Conditions:
  • Please submit a maximum of 3 images taken in India and which reflect the social and cultural aspects of the country. This includes submissions on                    Indian portraits, landscape, architecture etc.
  • Submissions from both professional and amateur photographers of all ages are welcome.
  • Images submitted should be of size 30 x 40 cm (vertical or horizontal).
  • Minimum resolution is 1920 pixels (longest side) or 1MB in size.
  • Digital and manipulated images allowed.
  • Each photograph should be accompanied by: title, date, location, photographer’s name and a short description if necessary (description is not                          compulsory).
  • Deadline for Submissions is Tuesday, 10th March at midnight (Cyprus’ time). 
  • Applications should be send via email at info@artosfoundation.org

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The selection of the successful participants will be chosen by a selection committee made up of one person from the ARTos Foundation Team, one person from then High Commission of India in Cyprus and one independent Cyprus photographer.
Results will be announced on our website (www.artosfoundation.orgon Monday, 16 March 2015.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
 NATURALLY ARTIFICIAL

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Naturally Artificial
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
19:00 – 22:00
 
Immersive Installation, by Constantinos Louca
Within the Framework of the 6th X-Dream Festival
 
Fabrication: Natalia Christodoulou, Eleni Hadjikyriakou,  Maria Rousis, Kleanthis Rousos, Stella Savva, Eleni Theofanous
 
Visuals: Aggeliki Koutsodimitropoulou, Andreas Petrou
 
Sound: Andys Skordis
 
ARTos Foundation presents ‘Naturally Artificial’ by the architect Constantinos Louca. The exhibition will take place on 23/12/2014, between 19:00 and 22:00. A fabricated environment made out of 100,000 drinking straws, projected visuals and sound effects, enact an imaginary setting. An immersive installation focuses attention on how we perceive our surroundings, in suggesting an alternative relationship between natural and artificial. 
 
“Naturally Artificial”, Immersive Installation, by Constantinos Louca
Within the Framework of the 6th X-Dream Festival
Tuesday, 23 December 2014, at 19:00 – 22:00
Free Admission
 
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Screening of ‘The Story of Technoviking’ Documentary by Matthias Fritsch.
Friday, 12 December at 20:30
Within the framework of the 6th X-Dream Festival
 
What would you do, when you danced half naked in the middle of the street in front of a camera, years later the world creates itself a hero, worships your image but you don’t want all of this? “The Story of Technoviking” follows a viral online phenomenon from its origin to the court room. Filmed in public space, labelled and remixed by a community, shared by millions but censored – it represents a dilemma that is created when our culture and behaviour changes drastically, and where the digital media and some of our fundamental rights get in conflict with each other. 

The “Τechnoviking” film is a project by moving silence co-founder Matthias Fritsch. On Friday evening  a test-screening of this nearly finished work in progress documentary will be screened. The presentation will be followed by a discussion based on the film and it’s topic. The film itself will be ready in end of December. 

English Language 
English subtitles.

 
To view the trailer press here.
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Moving Silence
Saturday, 13 December 20:30
Within the framework of the 6th X-Dream Festival
 
Contemporary experimental sound performances for ‘silent’ short films by:
Johanna Borchert (DE), Tomash Ghzegovsky, Achilleas Kentonis (CY), Andreas Moustoukis (CY), Marianna Suri (CY), Nefeli Kentoni (CY),Tasos Stylianou, Nikos Koukouvinos, Antonis Frangiskou, Marios Solomou (Arte Music Academy Improvisation Ensemble – CY), Nektarios Rothosthenous (CY), Stephanos Koutelis (CY), Haris Sophocleous (CY), Kyriaki Iacovidou and Ergo Sum Children’s Choir (CY).
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An evening dedicated to contemporary “silent” moving image
and experimental sound
 
Following the great success of Moving Silence in Cyprus in 2011, 2012 and 2013 at ARTos Foundation, Moving Silence takes place for the fourth consecutive year in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Cyprus. On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 December 2014 at 20:30 at ARTos Foundation, musicians and composers will meet to perform live soundtracks for video and film works without sound by contemporary creators of their choice.  The audience will have a unique experience where the musicians-composers perform live their music while the films/videos that have inspired them are simultaneously screened. 
 
“The contemporary cinema could take back this expressive freedom” the Moving Silence’s members state.  “Any visual style can profit from a sound language, by using advanced digital technologies as well as old analogue techniques. Live performances sustain and amplify the films as musicians can breathe new life into silent cinema, which inappropriately remained silent for such a long time.” Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform, therefore, invites the Nicosia audience to new audiovisual experiences expressed through live improvisations and interpretations, where experimental image and sound are expected to meet in unusual and unexpected ways.
 
 
Moving Silence was originally founded in the summer of 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. It constitutes a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.
 
Moving Silence is taking place within the framework of the 6th X-Dream Festival
Saturday, 13 December at 20:30
Free admission

For more information:
 
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What is X-Dream festival?
 
The X-Dream Festival is based on curiosity; it has a multi-disciplinary approach; consists of collaborative, cross-discipline works, audiovisual performances and attracts the young at body and at mind who want to experience different forms of creativity and expression. Its name is a play on words: something extreme, meets an old dream that becomes reality. Nothing is new. It is a redefinition and a blended of old knowledge which is revised in a creative and artistic form of expressions and shared. The X-Dream Festival, now in its fifth consecutive year, is ready again, in difficult times, to act, react, and perform in an anthropocentric and nature friendly approach and take things beyond any physical or mental obstacles. Aiming to provoke and satisfy the curiosity as a human nature, as a research and as life itself.
 
It does not function as a festival in the traditional form. Instead it lasts for a year and comes out with selected actions which at the end of the year works as a proposal to society for viewing the world with different eyes.
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