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For Open Form Anna Lascari addressed her practice, particularly looking at her methodologies and interests in the politics of archiving.
"I perceive art as a terrain in which a critical reading of the world, visually articulated, is possible. Driven by context, my interdisciplinary practice is often described by my involvement in social movements and my engagement with collectives that have to do with the commons.
I am interested in public space, conceptualized as a form of social relations and its production by social activities, a space that eventuates from the actions of those who recognize it collectively as their own. Occasionally, the production of such space results in disturbing environments and experiences.
I employ various media and practices of research to produce artworks and interactive environments. I utilize sculpture, installation, 3D animation, Internet, video, photography, archives and archival processes to create spaces of participation, engagement, knowledge and memory. Frequently working metaphorically, I produce poetic spaces of movement and encounter.
Ι have recently published the on line, collective and interactive documentary project Athens Report.org. The platform, which is continuously updated by its users, collects audiovisual material of collective and individual actions, which have been taken place in the public space, fragmented narratives in the form of interviews and visual interventions on the city walls (graffiti). The platform is based on crowdsourcing, encouraging users to add their own archival material and thus contributing to the reorganization of its content."
Anna Lascari was born in Athens, Greece. She holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has study Video art, Web design and Flash animation at the New School in New York City. Lascari’s practice combines sculpture, drawing, video, photography, 3d animation, internet projects, and other forms of social actions. Lascari has exhibited in international venues including I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); CAPTURE ALL, TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin, Germany(2015); 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2013); The Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece (2013 and 2010). Recent public projects include: Athens Report, an interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-2016); Neue Klarheit, vkunst Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Visual Dialogues, commissioned by the Onasis Foundation, Syntagma Square metro station, Athens, Greece (2010). Lives and works in Athens.