The Image’s Updates

2017 Plenary Speaker - Angela Melitopoulos

The Eighth International Conference on The Image is pleased to announce Angela Melitopoulos as a 2017 Plenary Speaker. 

 Angela Melitopoulos realizes experimental and philosophical video-essays, installations, documentaries and sound pieces and since 1985. She studied Fine Arts with Nam June Paik. Her work focuses on mnemopolitics, duration, cartography, geography, collective memory crossing machinic aspects of subjectivation in relation to electronic/digital media and documentation. Melitopoulos’ videos and installations were awarded and shown in many international festivals, exhibitions and museums. She foregrounds the invention of new multi-screen formats, performance related expanded cinema screenings and lectures that link media-art and philosophy. Her installation ‘Assemblages’, co-realized with sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato, initiated a series of debates around Félix Guattari’s ideas on the potential of machinicanimism for the decolonization of the mind in the societies of the Global North. Since In collaboration with artist Angela Anderson she realized activist research projects within the anti-minig struggle in Northern Greece. Her last video-installation project Crossings about the chaosmotic intensification within the debt crisis in Greece is currently shown at the documenta 14 in Kassel. Melitopoulos is teaching as a professor in the Media School of the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen.