Pantelis Makkas is a video artist, video designer and artistic director at PMStudio. He works with a variety of media and practices ranging from visual art to experimental multimedia performance incorporating video, sound, lighting, theater, events, conserts ant TV.
"Pantelis Makkas gives us a completely streamlined setting, with a minimalist and eminently qualitative approach, in the selection and placement of objects in space. The formed surrounding atmosphere of the stage space dramatically touches the audience. The viewer feels a direct communion of all the documentary stimuli, which are injected towards him, by the interactive coexistence and synergy of actors and objects. Makkas, in addition, achieves a perfect homogenization of the wonderful video with the figures of the heroes in an almost, unbreakable precision, alignment between them. It is this combination of video and actor, which creates dreamy images, against the supposed pain of the heroes, reveals to us the quintessence of the play, that is, hope, optimism and thirst for life prevail, regardless of events of force majeure.."
"The huge video projection that spreads to the whole depth of the stage "plays" in critical moments and communicates exceptionally with the stage action, creating a dark atmosphere. The scene was cleverly, simply and functionally set by Pantelis Makkas."
"Special mention should be made, finally, to the work of video artist Pantelis Makkas, who contributed greatly to the increase of the semantic and aesthetic density of the show, capturing the pain and the protest of the body struggling with death."
"The scenography is dominated by the intense artistic environment created by the live projection of images through cameras with the signature of Pantelis Makkas."
"The use of edited live video images, which blend into each other and are again mixed with other film material, is the reason to watch the show."
-OPERAMAGAZINE, NETHERLANDS 2019
"Pantelis live shooting is a clear allusion to merciless media that grab every aspect of the lives of public figures respecting nobody's privacy and settling others's misfortunes."
"Pantelis Makkas videos sometimes resembled silent cinema and other times old black and white Greek films."
-POPAGANDA, GREECE, 2019
"Great video design by Pantelis Makkas."
-TOTETARTOKOUDOUNI, GREECE, 2018
"The responsibility for designing the Video of the performance was assigned to Pantelis Makkas who really created many extraordinary moments."
-MIXGRILL, GREECE, 2018
The three-dimensional videos of Pantelis Makkas win the viewer's impressions by conveying an almost realistic image of the landscape of Kimidenia in which the play "Aeolian Land" takes place.