Trailer for the Periapsis project exhibition in Cask Gallery Larissa , Greece
Periapsis project started as an endeavour to get the Greek audience in touch with Concept art. It was the first time that an exhibition as such was held in a Greek Gallery and presented in the Greek audience. Artworks used for the design and development of an idea were presented in the exhibition attempting to communicate the idea of Concept art.
Having created a narrative / metaphor as well as an identification of the situation we live these days, it is presented with a Sci-fi view and reviewed as a visual brainstorming of ideas concepts, designs and images into a unified aesthetic. In other words Periapsis project is a scenario brought to public inviting it to discover the essence of concept art through a series of designs and storytelling.
Periapsis is a visual representation of a Journal Development. It is an project initiated by Irene Pouliassi in the original idea of Kyriakos Bournas and his art and is supported by the University of Western Macedonia.
The artists of the exhibition will be both undergraduate and graduate artists of the School of Fine Arts, Florina along with the participation and support of Greek and international Concept Artists. To adhere to a common aesthetic the production of visual imagery will take place through briefings and feedback.
The project addresses the issue of conflict between man and the supernatural and comment on the tendency of human nature to embellish and beautify the unknown, complete knowledge gaps with familiar phenomena, labeling the unapproachable as alien, dangerous and unknown. The events takes place in a hypothetical future where technology has reached the point of allowing the man to see beyond the hitherto known optical spectrum. People perceive visual signals in the sky reminiscent of angelic figures.
Periapsis narrates and illustrates the interaction of this phenomenon with human nature and Presents the results of this contact by dividing it into three thematic sections of a chronology.
Hypothetical Future: Implications
Starring: Josephine Macri