Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria’s protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have inherited as children of various colonial legacies.
Nasos Karabelas is a fine art photographer and film director based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in 1992 in Pyrgos, Greece. He started dealing with photography the last seven years and he has produced five short films and one feature film, OSMOSIS, which took part in festivals, in Greece and abroad. The kind of photography he has been dealing with is experimental black and white photography and in particular “the possibilities of deformation of the human body.” One of the main features of his work is the frequent use of long exposure technique through which he tries to explore, from a new point of view, his various subjects. Using the human figure as his main theme, he aims at creating new forms and giving a new meaning to them. He attempts to understand the functioning of sensations. To explore the space of emotions and the interaction between the forms of the image and the viewer. Each photo is an entity, which includes a certain mental condition. Τhe exploration of the forms inside the photographs gives us the opportunity to discover the various aspects of our psychosynthesis. The imprinted forms indicate an extension of ourselves and express our deeper psychic world. With the idea of movement continually imprinted on photos, the people look like enclosed within a new reality. A fuzzy and deformed reality. A dimension that belongs to the world of dreams and chaos.