This video performance art is a reaction to the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a study related to the question “what is normality?” and “who is normal?” This video mirrors a society that deifies its ignorance; a world that is sitting on a throne made of rubbish. This artwork questions social values and human relations. Conceived and created by Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowski, performed by Pavlos Krukowski.
Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowski is a Multidisciplinary Artist, a member of the Teaching Staff of the University of Peloponnesus. She holds a PhD in Theatre Studies: Acting and Directing (subject: Cyborgism and performance Art. Directing, designing and spectating connected-technologized bodies) from the Open University of Cyprus, MA and BA (Honors) in Set and Costume Design from the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, an MA in Audio-Visual Production (specialized in Film Directing and Editing) from the London Metropolitan University and a BA in Economics from the University of Athens. She worked for BBC News Resources in London as a TV Studio Operator and her work portfolio includes more than 30 theatre productions, 20 performance art and video art works, 20 short films and 1 feature. She is conducting focused research work under European Framework 7 program, Horizon 2020, COST etc. and she published a numerus of articles and books most of them related to art, technology and science. Her research interests include: Advanced Technologies in Performing Arts, Cyborg Theatre, Virtual Environments and 3D Sets, Tele-Presence and Smart Collaborative Environments, Mixed Real, Virtual and Immersive-Reality Systems and Immersive User Interfaces, Serious Gaming in the Context of e-Health (rehabilitation), Media Broadcasting and Future TV/Cinema beyond HD.