|Klonaris & Thomadaki||
Title: Digital Self-Portrait
Medium: Computer enhanced photo
Size: 9.5 x 14 cm
Klonaris & Thomadaki produce films, videos, multimedia installations, performances, photographic pieces, sound, and texts. They have been leading figures of the French experimental film scene since the late 70's and the first artists in France to create projection environments (Paris Biennale 1982). As theorists, they have published numerous essays, manifestos and books, which constitute a vast theoretical body of work parallel to their audio-visual creation. In the nineties, Klonaris and Thomadaki have conceived and directed in Paris three editions of the quadrennial Rencontres Internationales Art Cinéma / vidéo / ordinateur, a pioneering international event dedicated to the moving image and to technological innovations in art.
Born in Egypt, Maria Klonaris has studied fine arts at the National School of Fine Arts of Athens; experimental film, art history, and philosophy of art at the University Paris I, Sorbonne: and computer graphics at the National School of Decorative Arts, Paris. Born in Athens, Greece, Katerina Thomadaki has studied literature and philosophy at the University of Athens; theater theory at the University Paris III, Sorbonne; philosophy of art at the University Paris I, Sorbonne; and computer graphics at the National School of Decorative Arts, Paris.
Their selected exhibitions include: Désastres sublimes.les Jumeaux / Sublime Disasters.The Twins, Galerie J.&J. Donguy, Paris, 2000; Andere Körper, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, 1994; Edge Biennale, Madrid and London, 1992; Metamorphosis' of the Modern - the Greek Experience, Athens National Gallery, Athens, 1992; Antiquity and Modernity in the Art of the XXth Century, Fondation Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1990; Robots / Sculptures, C.I.R.C.A. Villeneuve Lez Avignon, 1986; Les Immatériaux, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1985; and Electra - Electricity and Electronics in the Art of the XXth Century, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 1983.