This piece follows the journey of a male artist as he struggles to balance the expectations of the art world with his own identity. Forced to wear multiple guises he desperately attempts to find his place in society, along the way becoming the very cliché he sought to avoid. Fleeing the city to find himself in nature he discovers a new love. In the end will he sacrifice his passion for creativity for a normal life?
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Paper Cuts (2016)
Natalie Anastasiou Artist, Curator and Events Creator
This piece acts as a diary; the diary of a female artist desperately attempting to manoeuvre around clichés of the past. We follow her journey of self-reinvention as she struggles to harmonise her creative ambitions with social expectations. The archival footage explores the social construction of creativity through art education and the enormous obstacles in the way of women's entry into the male dominated realm of creativity. The wall between the personal and public is removed and all that remains is a mile of flickering memories.
Life of the Party (2017)
“Life of a Party” is about the timeline of a party's life from its birth to its death. By manipulating archival footage using modern technology I am bringing past ideas into the present and commenting on the close relationship between authenticity and artifice, the ambiguous entanglement between biography and mythology, the fine line between documentary and drama in our present age. I am also highlighting the fact that in many decades our society remains the same in its social anxieties and rituals. Bringing these archival clips into the present demonstrates how little has changed between our past and present social identities. The personal journey of every viewer determines my film beyond the confines of the screen and by placing archival footage into a new context and providing new interpretations I hope my films can in some way redefine my viewer’s social imagery.
In 2018, Natalie was interviewed about her film work for WomenCinemakers Magazine, Biennial Edition. Click here to read the article
Contact: natalieanastasiouart@gmail.com 0777 855 7728
@ Natalie Anastasiou 2018
Add a Line (2016)
Artist, Curator and Events Creator Natalie Anastasiou
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Paper Cuts (2016)
This piece follows the journey of a male artist as he struggles to balance the expectations of the art world with his own identity. Forced to wear multiple guises he desperately attempts to find his place in society, along the way becoming the very cliché he sought to avoid. Fleeing the city to find himself in nature he discovers a new love. In the end will he sacrifice his passion for creativity for a normal life?
Add a Line (2016)
This piece acts as a diary; the diary of a female artist desperately attempting to manoeuvre around clichés of the past. We follow her journey of self-reinvention as she struggles to harmonise her creative ambitions with social expectations. The archival footage explores the social construction of creativity through art education and the enormous obstacles in the way of women's entry into the male dominated realm of creativity. The wall between the personal and public is removed and all that remains is a mile of flickering memories.
Life of a Party (2018)
“Life of a Party” is about the timeline of a party's life from its birth to its death. By manipulating archival footage using modern technology I am bringing past ideas into the present and commenting on the close relationship between authenticity and artifice, the ambiguous entanglement between biography and mythology, the fine line between documentary and drama in our present age. I am also highlighting the fact that in many decades our society remains the same in its social anxieties and rituals. Bringing these archival clips into the present demonstrates how little has changed between our past and present social identities. The personal journey of every viewer determines my film beyond the confines of the screen and by placing archival footage into a new context and providing new interpretations I hope my films can in some way redefine my viewer’s social imagery.
In 2018, Natalie was interviewed about her film work for WomenCinemakers Magazine, Biennial Edition. Click here to read the article
Contact: natalieanastasiouart@gmail.com 0777 855 7728
@ Natalie Anastasiou 2018