"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."
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.
"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 video concept and design"
Perhaps Epidaurus (along with her audience) will have to accept the idea that visual representation is now a narrative possibility in the performance process and that the actor and his work can exist simultaneously in the physical as well as in the augmented digital his presence. Although widespread now, this idea is credited to the direction of Katerina Evagelatos because it is completely justified dramaturgically. The goddess Aphrodite is the director of "Hippolytus": She has the absolute power of his fate and that of the other heroes. As for the capture of the videos and the cinematography by Pantelis Makkas, the aesthetic effect is modern and attractive.
-OPERAMAGAZINE, NETHERLANDS 2019
-POPAGANDA, GREECE, 2019
-MIXGRILL, GREECE, 2018
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