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Menelaos Karamaghiolis

No one will kill you, any more than if you were a corpse

Rodeo, Piraeus

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Artist
Menelaos Karamaghiolis
Title
No one will kill you, any more than if you were a corpse
Year
2019

DISCLAIMER: This video preview is not the full work, is one of three versions of the video that will be played through an application that is controlled by a games console.

The moral crossroads that Menelaos Karamaghiolis’ new moving image works expand the video space and introduce a new kind of realism the filmmaker has been constructing throughout the past decade by mapping what is not central in the geography of the heroic. The video is a simulation of a country in crisis, through the lives of a stray dog that wanders downtown amidst all the riots and protests, and another dog that lives safely in the suburbs. No one will kill you, any more than if you were a corpse is a video in three variations that, with the use of a gaming device, the viewer can choose through which perspective he wants the story to unfold. A filmmaker claims fear staying alone in a pet cemetery and follows the gravedigger, who goes to pick up a corpse of a dog. Is this the case or is it that the invasive presence of the camera lens perpetually employs childish excuses so that it pierces uninterruptedly through every private moment? The need for recording everything through a camera, the fear of death and the human burial customs are being harshly judged by a dog that questions its own death and creates a confusion in quest of its immortality. Finally, the viewer has to choose which was buried: 1. the dog itself; 2. the small white dog from the fridge; or 3. a pillow.

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