"A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater."

S.Kierkegaard

28, 29 Dec 2021

ANON collaborators

CONCEPT / CREATION / ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Suzana Phialas
CAMERA / EDITING / PHOTOGRAPHY: Pavlos Vrionides
Suzana Phialas
LIGHT DESIGN: Vasilis Petinaris
MUSIC DESIGN: kalaqs
Pan Sonic
SOUND ENGINEERING: Nicolas Petrou
LIGHT DESIGNER ASSISTANT: Orfeas Pitsillides
MAKEUP: Anna Agathokleous
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Eleftheria Sokratous
Anastazia Anastasiou
PRODUCTION / ORGANIZATION: Suzana Phialas
PERFORMANCE:
Elena Gavriel
Eleana Alexandrou
Arianna Marcoulides

UBIQ collaborators

CONCEPT / CREATION / ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Suzana Phialas
CAMERA / EDITING / PHOTOGRAPHY / LIGHT DESIGN: Pavlos Vrionides
Suzana Phialas
PERFORMANCE: Elena Gavriel
MUSIC DESIGN: Elektroniki
COSTUME: Suzana Phialas
Christina Georgiou
MAKEUP: Christina Georgiou
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Eleftheria Sokratous
PRODUCTION / ORGANIZATION: Suzana Phialas

ANON

December 28 | 20:30 | Rialto Theater | 6 EUR
dance-film screening (40’)

UBIQ

December 28 & 29 | 19:00 - 22:30 | Synergeio Free Entrance | digital art screenings (loop)

anon research

This work began in 2018 as a research in algorithms and the history of the Internet from its birth to today’s massive adoption. My focus was based on researching and understanding the whole spectrum of digital technologies and digital culture and developing experimental works. The current work considers the murky relationship between humans and technology, data collection, surveillance, complex algorithms and automations which we don’t understand and which influence our online experience and behavior.

The initial idea and motive for ANON came along when I learned about China’s Social Credit System; a governmental initiative announced in 2014 where each citizen’s behavior is monitored via facial recognition camera systems and other surveillance technology all over China. A person's “social score” can move up and down depending on their everyday behavior. According to one’s score, people can be rewarded, punished, or shamed in public. Low score citizens are considered “untrustworthy” and penalties can include loss or denial of employment, educational opportunities, and the ability to travel.

acknowledgements

Created within the framework of CULTURE SUPPORT II program. Ministry of Education Culture, Sports and Youth Cyprus.

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