Aikaterini Gegisian & Lizzie Calligas
Two-screen Audio-visual Installation
7 mins on a loop
First presented at the exhibition “And Now? Visual Arts in Greece 3”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 17 December 2008 – 22 February 2009
Sevan Boys was filmed in August 2006, during a workshop that took place in Lake Sevan in Armenia, during the 5th Gyumri Biennale. The footage was shot with a handheld camera by Aikaterini Gegisian and Lizzie Calligas during a visit to an unfinished hotel, which was left abandoned when the Soviet Union collapsed. The work focuses on Aikaterini’s attempt to communicate with a group of young boys, while Lizzie Calligas follows her with another camera.
‘The curiosity for the unknown, the anxiety for the future and the desire for communication obtain a greater intensity through the image of the deterioration of something which was never completed, as well as through the simultaneous recording of their long and close-up shots.’
Text by Maria Tsantsanoglou (from the exhibition catalogue “And Now? Visual Arts in Greece 3”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Direction, Production, Camera, Editing and Sound – Aikaterini Gegisian & Lizzie Calligas