In 2012, I founded the ensemble We Are Raw Material in London in order to make work which questions the status quo in an encounter between the raw material of the human being, the text and the space. I make work that encompasses various artistic forms from film, theatre performance, poetry recitals, site-specific actions, live installations and creative laboratories. I have directed plays by Chekhov, Pirandello, Plato, Euripides, Lorca amongst others.
My training is quite unorthodox: I have been taught screenwriting and filming with non-actors by Luc Dardenne at the time he won the Palme d’Or for Rosetta and directing actors and composition by Russian artist, director and pedagogue Anatoli Vassiliev.
I have just completed writing two shorts: the first, Militos, explores the ideas of ritual and the foreigner, I will begin shooting in Greece in April 2018 and the second, is an art doc titled Samadhi, questioning the search for spirituality in London City for which I am currently in preproduction.
Please see below a link to some of the short films I have created:
Ode to Eros explores choreographic methods on the theme of Love https://vimeo.com/246685743,
An art doc on yoga teacher Adam Keen living in London https://vimeo.com/189913254
The practice of Ashtanga yoga in one of London's most known studios The Light Centre, Moorgate https://vimeo.com/189912154
A short fiction on the idea of sacrifice https://vimeo.com/user7834246/orestes-rising-project
Director (Theatre and Film) - We Are Raw Material
Jun 2011 - Present
Theatre - Actress, Director, Pedagogue - Anatoli Vassiliev
May 2008 - Present
Performance Practice - Phd - University of Kent
Jan 2010 - Oct 2014
Film and Aesthetics - MA - Free University of Brussels
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
- basic filming and editing
- Assistant Directing
- Moving Image
- Screen Studies
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