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George drivas
Empirical Data 2.0
Fiction expérimentale | hdv, PHOTOGRAPHY | noir et blanc | 30'0'' | Grèce | 2019
Empirical Data 2.0” is based on the personal experience of the georgian actor David Maltese as an immigrant in Greece, and his trajectory from entering the country to taking up acting. ?he protagonist of the film David Malteze, impersonates himself, at his first professional steps 10 years ago in one half of the screen. The reenactment of the actor’s real life is contrasted with a monologue held by himself, presented at the other half of the screen.
George Drivas was born in Athens, Greece. He has represented Greece at the 57th Biennale di Venezia, 2017. George Drivas’s work has been featured as a Solo Show at AnnexM / Megaron, Athens (2020), the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2018 and 2009) and La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, (2017) , as a tribute to him at the Lumen Quarterly Festival, Beijing, China (2017/18) and Athens’s International Film Festival (2014), and as part of a group exhibition or festival among others in “back forward rewind”, Media Art Lab, Moscow, Russia, “Imagined Communities”, 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2019-20), “Resilient Futures”, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT, 2018), “ANTIDORON- the EMST Collection”, documenta 14, Kassel, Germany (2017), “As Rights Go By”, Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria (2016), Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada, (2015), “future past – past future”, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany (2014), “Art Projections”, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013), “Hybrid Stories”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2013), “Melancholy in Progress”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan (2012), “FILE”, Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, ?razil (2012), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA (2012), “Polyglossia”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2011), “Digital Wave”, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009); “Young Greek Artists – In Present Tense”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2008)and Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2006)