Athens Evilution is a short audiovisual video art project accompanied with original music that falls in the category of expanded cinema - a cross between new media surrealism and fashion film. Its purpose is to serve as a parable of transformation of Athens and its people, the landscape, the behavior and appearance of its inhabitants, influenced by the building craze of the last 30 years and urban destruction caused by constant flooding, through a non - narrative engagement with the occult and religious interpretation of "evil." An abstract visual representation within a framework of semiotic and iconic images.
The project consists of 5 thematic chapters that concern the depiction of the goddess Persephone as the Kore, the basic ancient greek female sculpture of the Archaic period, and its relationship with the death and rebirth of nature. Furthermore, the project follows the path of the river Kifissos from the Saronic Gulf sea to the interior of Athens expressed as a morphological contrast between the natural and the post-industrial landscape.
This a joint project for Photoharrie (Harrie Kourkoulis) and Dimitris Tsatsoulis, senior graduates of the Athens Photography and Audiovisual Arts School, who serve as the main developers and creators of this audiovisual piece.
Photoharrie, born in Sparta in 1984, is a working photographer and fashion editor for independent and mainstream magazines such as Velvet, FREE Magazine and Lifo, Athens’ largest free press newspaper. He has participated in a variety of art festivals and exhibitions by performing and curating.
Dimitris Tsatsoulis, born in Athens in 1984, is a working videographer and editor for digital press, fashion campaigns and independent short films. His video projects have been screened in greek and international festivals and art galleries. He has experience in greek commercial television and corporate audiovisual presentations.