Anna Vasof

Hitting my Head to the World

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival

 

I visit various cities and I hit my head on different surfaces. The title of each episode is formed from the name of the city and the word “hit”. Hitting one’s head upon a wall is a gesture that is known throughout the world. Desperate people who do not know what to do next may hit their head against a wall. It is not always a literal gesture. It is more often a metaphor for not knowing how to overcome a strong sense of frustration. But if we observe this headhitting movement as an instrument, this action of hopelessness starts to transform into an absurd repetition. In these compositions, I play my head as instrument in different, contradictory locations and build an audiovisual urban “landscape” of the world.

Credits:
Performance, Editing, Music: Anna Vasof
London Hit
Accompaniment: Peter Regner, Katarina Šoškić | Hosting: Katarina Šoškić
Bangkok Hit
Accompaniment: Peter Regner
Athens Hit
Accompaniment: Lorena Celemengo, Efie Mashalidy, Giota Kallianteri | Hosting: Lorena Celemengo, Edna Celemengo
Berlin Hit
Accompaniment: Polyxeni Angelidou | Hosting: Polyxeni Angelidou, Mary-Audrey Ramirez | Location Casting: Polyxeni Angelidou, Rainer Fu
Marrakesh Hit
Accompaniment: Josef Vasof, Susanne Regner
Lima Hit
Accompaniment: Katerina Makrynioti, Alfredo Bendezú Perea
Vienna Hit
Music: Heinz Riegler | Sound Engineering: Fotos Rovolis, Markus Pagisch | ORFIII: Judith Revers, Christoffer Koller

Bio.

Anna Vasof is an architect and media artist. Born in 1985, she studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (2010) in Greece and Transmedia Art (2014) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004 her videos and short movies have been presented in several festivals, some of them winning awards. She is currently writing a doctoral thesis on the cinematographic techniques that she has developed, and is also designing and building innovative mechanisms for producing critical and narrative videos, actions and installations.