Nothing Personal Except My Keys, a conversation on "The Conversation" by Francis Ford Coppola,
Lecture Performance
Guest speaker: Katerina Kalentzi

For these two times I have talked on the film, I have been analyzing it together with the director Katerina Kalentzi, focusing on the fact that it is a case study on a surveillance expert that is worked through sound and delivered through sound and on the deconstruction of the objectivity of the experience of listening. My main goal is to transmit to the audience the urge to watch the film again at another time. For this purpose I am inviting film directors to analyze details concerning how sound and voice have been dealt with and to speak in technical terms about the film’s structure, regarding the subject of surveillance.

I am interested in those moments when sharing what has been experienced and making the other “see” something from a specific point of view becomes an urgent matter. I try to bring these moments into an art context with different media, while I want to explore how this urgency is enunciated through the voice and can be efficient in transmitting the urge towards something. Primarily, I would like to approach the voice as identity – a means of self definition, then as a tool that can convince and graft, while it struggles to translate in speech what has been experienced.

The performance has been hosted at CAMP, Athens, 8.3.2014 within the "Fones/Voice" exhibition and at metamatic:taf, Athens, 12.04.2016, at the exhibition "With Your Concent" by Akoo-o team.

Detailed documentation of the performance can be found in the publication "Fonés/Voices", nisos publications, Athens, 2016.