16 July 1999
Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti
The artist Dimitris Kozaris illustrates three of his projects (Fast Food, Star Tricks e Body & Soul) in view of the quick changings of the mediascape, which include the expansion of television, the development of advertising, the widespread diffusion of computers and internet and the rise of digital television. Through a study of production means and fruition channels of the video and a manipulation of existing video materials, Kozaris’ works work on the deconstruction of the codes of the image and on editing, which generates new critical and ironic narratives.
Dimitris Kozaris (b. in Athens, 1960) is an artist living between Milan and Athens. Having had an interdisciplinary training his interests range from sculpture and architecture to installation and video. He has exhibited in many international exhibitions such as Aperto (Venice Biennale, 1993), Dialogues de Paix (Geneva, ONU, 1995), Fatto in Italia (Geneva/London, 1997), The Edge of Awareness (Geneva, New York, São Paulo, New Dehli, 1998-1999). He was a lecturer in Accademia di Belle Arti di Bergamo and Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and is the Coordinator of the Video Departement of the Postgraduate Course in Digital Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts.