Yorgos Sapountzis

Work : Video

Years : 2009 > 2011

Notes :

Yorgos Sapountzis, born in Greece in 1976, is a contemporary artist now working from Berlin. His work experiment with monumental sculptures and its signification in public space and often features a mix of Installation, performance and videos.

On top of documenting several of Yorgos performance in Berlin i had the chance to collaborate with him on two specific video that were then projected as part of two of Yorgos's piece :

" Charlerois. In memory of wealth, celebration and religion " first presented in Mechelen as part of the Biennial of Moving Image 2009 and then part of a solo show in Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge in Athens.

" Die Arbeiter und die Badenden " Presented as part the exhibition "Based in Berlin" in Monbijoupark in 2011. This exhibition was presenting the work of some 80 emerging artist who live and work in Berlin.

You can watch Yorgos talk about his work here, or watch his performance "Forum - Alte Welt" here

Below are some image from "Charlerois ..." & " Die Arbeiter ... " as presented in Yorgos's book " Eine Statue hat sich an mich erinnert / A statue has remembered me "