Video Art Festival Miden:
Festival Miden*, the first Greek video art festival presented in open public spaces, is an annual video art & new media cultural event held in Kalamata, GR. It is an independent organization founded, organized and curated by a team of contemporary Greek artists.
Since 2005, Festival Miden has been gradually established as one of the most successful and interesting video art festivals in Greece and abroad and has been a significant point of cultural exchange for Greek and international video art, creating an alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video artists.
(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)
Curated by Gioula Papadopoulou + Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos
The program presents 10 notable contemporary artists and a group from Greece. Starting with an intangible surreal world, where in a strange happy (?) place a "magnificent beast is worshiped and exploited", the program gradually leads us, through metaphors, symbols, artistic/fictional/historical references and subversions of existent realities, to one specific place: contemporary Greece.