Eirene Efstathiou
Artist Talk

Artist talk with Eirene Efstathiou & screening of the video-essay Several Jagged Lines through Space (2021)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 18:00 Leipzig /19:00 Athens, online

Athens-based artist Eirene Efstathiou discusses her practice and presents the video essay Several Jagged Lines through Space, produced for p o  s   t  documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies.

Through a psychogeographic and participant-observer approach to the Athenian neighborhood of Exarcheia, Eirene Efstathiou’s artistic research takes the form of interviews, archival research of media images to re-narrate minor histories, and on-site recordings in video, sound, and analog photography. In her video essay Several Jagged Lines through Space (2020, color, sound, 12 min), Efstathiou compiles source material, artworks, and research that responds to her ongoing research question: is Exarcheia an island?

Eirene Efstathiou is a visual artist working in a variety of different media, from painting and printmaking to performance, to small scale installations. Her practice investigates collective and archival memory, sentiment, affect, and how these function in the public sphere. Efstathiou has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States.