Opening: 14-07-2017 - End: 16-07-2017 15:29
14-16 July 2017
Τhe current activity involves the multiparametric recording of theatre performances of Ancient Greek dramatic literature and poetry works taking place in the wider archaeological site of Delphi in the framework of Animart 2017, aiming to further study the interaction between these acts, their linguistic and paralinguistic elements and the sound environment, or the generic context in which art events related to Ancient Greek dramaturgy and poetry are perceived and comprehended today.
In order to deal with this relationship, we will explore the ways in which different sounds - human, animal, physical - coexist in the Delphic landscape before, during and after art performances and how they interact with other audience’s modalities.
At the same time, we are aiming to analyze the different types of sounds that signal, define and / or create the conceptual space of an artistic performance and how they can co-shape the experience of the audience based also on their immediate landscape. The recordings will reflect the indefinite and continuous “sound tracks” from past to present as well as the interaction between the sound and the social space and, why not, the religious or ritual structures’ ambiances, such as the Delphic mysteries.
The recordings will enrich the LECAD (Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation - UTH ) sound database and contribute into compiling and generating new compositions and multilayered field soundscapes.
Project Team: Spyros Papadopoulos, Nikos Vamvakas, Elena Mantzari
Spiros Papadopoulos is an architect and media artist. He is Professor of Architecture and director of the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation (LECAD-EPEOT) of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece. He is actively involved with audiovisual media and multimodal design in the fields of architecture and visual arts researching the interdisciplinary interaction among contemporary urban design issues and new technology. His work was presented at several conferences, exhibitions and documentary festivals.
Nikos Vamvakas is a sound engineer, responsible for the sound studio of the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation (EPEOT) of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece. He has also collaborated as a sound designer on projects presented at the Benaki Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Onassis Cultural Center in New York, etc.
Elena Mantzari is a linguist, adjunct at the Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly and external associate of the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation (EPEOT) of the Department of Architecture, UTH, Greece on issues related to language, databases and text corpora design and processing. Her research interests focus on computational linguistics and terminology, language resources (dictionaries and text corpora) design and compilation, ICT in language teaching. Her work has been presented in scientific conferences and published in Greece and abroad.