The subject of control and the messages of the subconscious during the creation of a spontaneous work of art

A CFF laboratory

Animator: Martha Gogakou Ionian University

Date and Time : Friday 21 October 2022 18:00-21:00 and Saturday 22 October 2022 18:00-20:00

Duration: 5 hours (two days)

Place of Implementation: Cultural Center of Chania

Addressed to adults up to fourteen (14) persons

A certificate of participation will be given


Workshop Description

The seminar is about creating works of art in the form of videos during a live cinema performance. The aim of the seminar is for participants to be free to create experimental works of art that come directly from their subconscious. More specifically, on the first day of the seminar, participants are invited, using an original technique, this live recording and projection of flowing color behavior on a moving surface, to create short videos with or without narration. On the second day there will be a presentation and discussion on the resulting projects. Finally, during the two meetings participants are asked to answer a series of questions related to the topic of the process and role of the subconscious as experienced during the seminar.

The workshop is implemented in collaboration between the Chania Film Festival and the InArts Interactive Arts Laboratory of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University. The Scientific Coordinator of the action is Angelos Floros, Assistant Professor of the Ionian University.

Short CV

Martha Gogakou was born in Thessaloniki in 1986. She is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts of the Department of Theater of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2014 she completed her first postgraduate studies at Kingston University of London upon Thames in writing plays and plays for cinema. In 2018-2019 she completed her second master's degree at the Department of Audiovisual Arts of the Ionian University entitled "Audiovisual Arts in the Digital Age". Since 2021 she is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Audiovisual Arts of the Ionian University. She is currently working on a theoretical and technical research based on the creation of her experimental videos consisting of linear and/or nonlinear narration and abstract images created using original techniques such as recording the behavior of colors flowing on small-scale moving surfaces. With interactive installations, animation creation and live cinema performances she has participated in various festivals such as: New Media Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2021), Athens Digital Art Festival (Athens 2020), Art in Thessaloniki - Pikap Community (Thessaloniki 2020), 47th and 54th Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki 2012 and 2019), Athens AnimFest (Athens 2019), Audiovisual Arts Festival (Corfu 2018), Platform Projects (Athens 2018), Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Thessaloniki 2015), National Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki 2014), Prague Quadrennial (Prague 2011). Interviews about her work have been published in magazines such as: Broadway World, Medium, Thrive, Directorio De Blogs, Parallaxi Mag and others. Youtube: Martha Gogakou Website :