Koumaria: Improvising Across Boundaries in New Media Art and Community, traces the history and development of the Koumaria Arts Residency via interviews, performance footage, animation and in situ footage. Run by the Athens-based new media art collective Medea Electronique, the annual Koumaria residency draws an international group of new media artists to an isolated olive oil farm in Southern Greece for the creation of collective cross-arts projects grounded in an improvisatory philosophy. This film documents the artistic, social and personal aspects of the residency, exploring how community forms around the creation of new media art.
Produced by: Medea Electronique with the support of the International Institute For Critical Studies In Improvisation (ICASP)
Directed by / Editor: Kleopatra Korai
Director of Photography / Co-editor / Colourist: Michael Larsson
Executive Producer: Eric Lewis
Sound Design: Manolis Manousakis
Additional camera: Shahir Omar, Clara Bianchi, Eric Lewis, Gwenn Joyaux, Kleopatra Korai
Sound Mastering: Kostas bokos – Studio 19
Graphic Design: Yannis Lolis
The art-works and performances shown are all collectively created by the participants of the Koumaria: Improvised New Media Art Residency.