Please join Synkroniciti in welcoming back filmmaker Vasilios Papaioannu, with “Parenthesis,” a fascinating examination of memory, thought and how our brains capture and fragment experience. We featured his colorful and hypnotic “N.1368597069” in our second issue (1:2, “Water”). “Parenthesis” won our “Flow” video contest by revealing how ephemeral and inexplicable the flow of human consciousness is. The medium of Super 8 film, with its characteristic grainy quality enhances and magnifies our feelings of nostalgia and disorientation. Are we the visions, or are we the eye who sees?
Watch his masterful experimental film in the new issue of Synkroniciti. You can subscribe or purchase the issue here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/.
Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Washington, DC. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily 16mm film, digital video and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as Crossroads at SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Festifreak, Analogica, Cámara Lúcida, Engauge Film Festival, EXiS, L’ Alternativa, Antimatter [media art], Montreal Underground Film Festival, Revelation Perth Film Festival and Sharjah Film Platform. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University.