Entering the Elephant Cave Abstract 2. Duration  07.34′ 3

Maria Nikiforaki invites us to hold our breath and dive into a fluid world.

Transforming the Cave of Elephants in Crete into a “stage”, the visual artist directs an original underwater choreography that appropriates the vocabulary of marine biology and diving.

The site is chosen symbolically as a reminder of the risk of biodiversity loss due to anthropogenic activities.

Filming with cameras attached to the body of critters – and specifically around the abdomen – refers to the cameras that scientists insert into the backs of marine mammals (Crittercams) to record video, sound and other information related to the animals of the seabed.

The work of Maria Nikiforakis is carried out within the framework of the program The Office of the Water Commons curated by Eleni Rigas with the support of ATOPOS cvc, the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania and the Public Benefit Enterprise of Culture and Environment of the Municipality of Chania – Mediterranean Architecture Center (K .E.P.PE.DIH.-C.A.M.), as well as the Municipality of Apokoronas .

Thursday, June 8

Time: 21:00

Municipal Cinema KIPOS

Free entrance

Source :  www.chania-culture.gr