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Festival in Athens 21.-26.03.2012
From Wednesday 21st until Monday 26th of March 2012, around 40 musicians from Athens and Berlin met in Goethe-Institut Athen and the collaborating venue CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point) and performed live soundtracks for "silent" video and film works made by contemporary creators.
In 2012 the festival focused very much on engaging greek artists. The goal was to distribute a part of the festivals budget and support local artists. Therefore there was an Open Call for musicians and visual works and for the first time a Trailer-Competition. During a Trailer-Party at CAMP
the winner of the 500 Euro award
was choosen and the price
went to George Papadopoulos
aka Hior Chronik.
Zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen (human connections) - a filmprogram on the variety of human connections and relationships by german directors.
Athen Impressionen (Athens impressions) - poetic and experimental reflections on the city of Athens by greek directors
Raum(de)konstruktionen ((de)construction of space) - shortfilms on the subject of manifestation or demolition of real, virtual and mental spaces.
Silent Moves - a filmprogram dedicated to silent videodance movies
The Athens Forum - we introduce a new section to the festival to present artist from Greece that responded to our open call.
Some Moving Silence highlights were:
Shortfilm "Trust" with music performed by NatrYX
"Nothingness" by Lila Sotiriou with music performed by Rudi Fischerlehner
Co-Founder of Moving Silence Marco Brosolo will
present and perform his self-build instrument AST.
March 21st & 23rd
Toni Kater from Berlin will perform on March 21st & 22nd.
Rusty Memories (live cinema) on March 22nd
Installation Memorandum: [to help the memory] by Tzeni Argyriou.
To be seen during the Festival at CAMP on March 23rd / 24th
Matthias Fritsch's collaborative project Music from the Masses with
more than 200 music video clips was on show as installation from March
21-24 & 26 at Goethe-Institut during the day and during the events. As
an Open Stage event on March 26th at Goethe-Institut Foyer local
musicians were invited to perform some of the videos with their acoustic
Sound 8 Orchestra from Berlin presented their new album on
March 26th at Goethe Institut as the main act for the closing party.
The festival is a production by Moving Silence platform and the
Goethe-Institut Athen in collaboration with CAMP and amorphy.org
Program curated by Matthias Fritsch & Anastasia_X
Moving Silence was originally founded in summer 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo and the filmmaker Matthias Fritsch with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography to the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. From late 2009 the team was joined by Anastasia_X as producer, event coordinator and performer. Moving Silence wishes to constitute a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound by inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.