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Antonis Maros

MA work

Unauthorised Material

Installation, archival and audio material, single channel video.

Unauthorised Material is a project based on my correspondence with an inmate serving his sentence in a US prison. The installation includes five objects that were sent back to me from prison alongside documents listing the items that are forbidden to post to inmates. In the audio material, a voice is narrating from our correspondence whilst the single channel video presents my response to the prisoner’s voice through my continuous breathing. The videography is by Manuela Batas.

Realised in collaboration with the inmate, Unauthorised Material explores the idea of two voices, one incarcerated and one free, engaging in performative acts of shared memory. Starting from the objects that are classified as ‘Material Returned’ and through the mechanisms of breathing and language, this work investigates the connection between literal and self-imposed prison.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019

    Specialism

    performance

  • Antonis Maros is a Greek artist based between London and Athens. He works with a wide range of mediums including performance, painting, installation and public art. His practice engages with questions around confinement, loss and identity as social and cultural constructs. Personal narratives and facts are turned into scripts, scores or maps and guide his practice-based research.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Athens School of Fine Arts, 2016; Erasmus Exchange Programme, MA Performance Design and Practice, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2015; BA Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, 2008; BA Acting, Veaki Drama School,
  • Experience

  • Co-screenwriter, 'Stolismenos' (dir. K. Bakagianni), Bunker Productions, France, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • 'The Rules', Tsitsani Museum, Trikala, Greece, 2019; 'Disorders', Studio 9294, London, 2019; 'When your loved ones come home', Collaboration with Panicattack Duo in Nothing Really Mattress, South London Gallery, 2019; 'Another Five Minutes Of Your Time', Testbed, London, 2019; Revolve Performance Art Days, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden, 2018; 'Trans-allegoria / in between words visuals and their opposites', International Fine Arts Consortium, Athens, 2017; Mykonos Biennale, Greece, 2017; 'Excentricités VII', Institut Supérieur Des Beaux Arts, Besançon, 2016; 'Night Just before the forests', Performance, National Theatre of Greece, 2015
  • Awards

  • Postgraduate Studies Abroad Scholarship, Holy Synod of Greece, 2018–19; Postgraduate Studies Abroad (Masters) Scholarship, NEON Organisation for Culture & Development, Greece, 2017; Grant of Estia Nautikon Award, Greece, 2016; State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Erasmus Scholarship, Greece, 2015; Nikolaos Kritskis Undergraduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education of Greece, 2012–16