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ThMP at #SKG Bridges Festival!

Altay Tuz

From 9 to 13 May 2018, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography participates in the international festival of culture for young people of the European South #SKG Bridges Uprising Art & Culture Festival, in collaboration with Stereosis Photography. The photographic series “Common Places / Parallel Stories I, II, III, IV”, edited by Kosmas Pavlidis and Emmanouil Papadopoulos, attempts through a multilevel photographic narrative to detect common representations and varied differences in lengths and backs the European south and the Balkan Peninsula. A total of 38 photographers from ten countries are touring in the European Mediterranean and the Balkans, in intimate or uninhabited places that are socially and politically mutated, having for the first time perhaps the same orientation as that of the United Europe.

Detailed program

Common Places / Parallel Stories I & IV
Venue: Kordelio Square
Date: Wednesday, May 9 2018 | 20:30
Venue: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Date: Thursday, May 10 2018 | 18:00 – 21:00

Common Places / Parallel Stories II & III
(outdoor screening with music by Manos Mylonakis)
Venue: Forecourt Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Building Μ2)
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 21:45
Manos Mylonakis accompanies the photo screenings as (DJ-SET) music selections from his own discography. Musical themes from theater and cinema that give birth or being born by the images compose another parallel sound story in the courtyard of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

Common Places / Parallel Stories I
(screening with accordion and arias)
Date: Friday, May 11 2018 | 21:15 – 21:55
Venue: Bey Hamam (Paradise Baths), female quarter
The musical part of the event will act as a backdrop to create the right atmosphere to highlight the work of photographers. The soprano Mariantzela Hatzistamatiou and accordionist Nikolas Papathanassiou have chosen traditional melodies mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries and in some cases without a precise timing. Their performance will be released freely with improvisational elements depending on the stimulus of the projected photo. The two artists chose to present songs from another era, without acoustic reinforcement, respecting and inspiring from the historicity of the place so that the old embrace and accommodate the new.

Common Places / Parallel Stories III & IV
(outdoor screening with music by Manos Mylonakis)
Date: Friday, May 11 2018 | 22:30 – 23:50
Venue: Roman Market (amphitheater)
Manos Mylonakis musically accompanies the photographic screenings by producing live electro-acoustic sounds, mixing elements of the Mediterranean with contemporary neoclassical music. Piano, synthesizer and classical string tones accompany and co-create parallel stories in the emblematic venue of the amphitheater of the ancient Roman Market. On stage with the composer: Eliso Papastratis (violin).

Common Places / Parallel Stories II & III
Venue: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Date: Saturday, May 12 2018 | 18:00 – 21:00

Common Places / Parallel Stories I, II, III, IV
Venue: Municipality of Thessaloniki
Date: Saturday, May 12 2018 | 21:00 – 00.00
Venue: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Date: Sunday, May 13 2018 | 18:00 – 21:00

Common Places / Parallel Stories I & ΙI
(with the percussion team of Thessaloniki State Conservatoire)
Venue: Pier A, Thessaloniki Port
Date: Sunday, May 13 2018 | 21:15 – 22:30

Photographers

Common Places / Parallel Stories I
Altay Tuz – Turkey
Anais Boileau – France
Andrea Torres – Spain
Ciro Battiloro – Italy
Fabrizio Albertini – Italy
Ilias Lois – Greece
Ioanna Sakellaraki – Greece
Luka Trajkovic – Serbia
Vladimir Vasilev – Bulgaria
Nikolas Lampouris – Cyprus

Common Places / Parallel Stories II
Alejandra Carles-Tolra – Spain
Berangere Fromont – France
Cansu Yildirian – Turkey
Kate Fichard – France
Iacopo Pasqui – Italy
Ismini Haholiadou – Cyprus
Louis De Belle – Italy
Orfeas Sampatakakis – Greece
Stefano Marchionini – Italy
Artemis Malta – Greece

Common Places / Parallel Stories III
Anargyros Drolapas – Greece
Adrej Lamut – Slovenia
Camille Leveque – France
Fabrizio Albertini _ Italy
Iacopo Pasqui – Italy
Jose David Valiente – Spain
Onur Girit – Turkey
Federico Clavarino – Italy
Ioustini Drakoulakou – Greece
Klavdia Balampanidou – Cyprus

Common Places / Parallel Stories IV
Benedetta Ristori – Italy
Burhan Ückardes – Turkey
Diambra Mariani – Italy
Dimitra Karpidou – Greece
Emine Gozde Sevim – Turkey
Eugenia Maximova – Bulgaria
Jesus Madriñan – Spain
Michele Palazzi – Italy
Fatima Abreu Ferreira – Portugal
Virginia Rota – Spain

Entrance will be free to the public.

* Photo: Altay Tuz, Members only, from “Common Places / Parallel Stories”