"I have a dream" - Photometria Awards 2019

Subject: I have a dream

Competition "I have a dream" 2019

NEWS/ Christos Sotiropoulo's Speeddancers & Dummy Awards 2017 exhibitions in PHOTON FESTIVAL of Valencia

Christos Sotiropoulo's work was selected at last year's Photometria edition, 
as part of portfolio reviews by Valencia's Photon Festival director, Tania Castro.
This action is under the support of the European Network of Photography Festivals (PHEN).

Exhibitions: SPEEDDANCERS - Christos Sotiropoulos & Photometria Dummy Awards 2017


Exhibition Space: Espai D'art: Address: Calle del Torn de l'Hospital, 19, 46001 Val?ncia

Duration of exhibitions: 8 May - 8 June 2018

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09: 00-17: 00

Saturday: 09: 00-17: 00, Sunday closed

Free entrance

SPEEDDANCERS - Christos Sotiropoulos

Autumn 2010. Sunday night, a bit after midnight, Kyriakos has opened the doors of his car and hip-hop sounds are bursting out from the two big speakers, that have replaced its two back seats, and people are dancing with the music. Every Sunday night the area near the University of Patras (Greece) is the spot where around 200 young people share their passion - their love for speed. Those meetings are illegal and they take place around university, where police cannot enter due to university asylum. The happenings are the same every time. Discussions about their ?records? or about the modifications they have recently made in their cars. Disagreements which end up in laughs or quarrels. Some times money or their driver?s license is placed as a bet for their race. Some times it is just a matter of pride. But they mostly dance. They dance in the rhythm of their restless young hearts. They move with the melody of their motors; they bounce thrilled by the adrenaline and the absence of fear. Every Sunday night their ways of expressing life seem like a Dionysian rite. P.S.: At the beginning of year 2011, the University dean gave the police the permission to enter the University grounds and the youngsters as reported above, were banned. Since then I have lost their tracks.  This exhibition is the result of the collaboration between Photometria Festival (Greece) and Photon Festival thanks to their membership in PHEN, Photo European Network.



Photometria Dummy Awards 2017

Jury: Eva Voutsaki & Stefano Bianchi

The names of the participants of the dummies are:

Anna-Gaelle PIQUET, Title of dummy: Mother'Hood
Antonios Boultadakis, Title of dummy: muscovy's scent
Aristoula Beti, Title of dummy: Once upon a child.. Pomak villages
Elena Aya Bundurakis, Title of dummy: Looking for Summer in the Middle of My Adulthhood
Elena Pavlidou, Title of dummy: Κάπου πήγαινες
Evangelos Stamoulakis, Title of dummy: Summer notes
George E. Holroyd III, Title of dummy: Poetic Memory
Georgia Ponirakou, Title of dummy: A journey
Hiro Tanaka, Title of dummy: Around 42nd and 7th
Ivan Navarro Capilla, Title of dummy: Ninety-four
Ιrina vosgerau, Title of dummy: Timetraveller
John Stratoudakis, Title of dummy: Milky Way
John Robokos, Title of dummy: False Reality
Josef Galanakis, Title of dummy: Chernobyl 1986-
Konstantinos Gdontakis, Title of dummy: malpena tempo
Levchenko Svitlana, Title of dummy: Message
Lilla Szasz, Title of dummy: Happy New Year (2014)
Louloudia Gredi, Title of dummy: Matter of dreams / Υλικό ονείρων
Manos Chrisovergis, Title of dummy: A terrible beauty
Marilia Fotopoulou, Title of dummy: Interior Decoration
Massimiliano Farina, Title of dummy: Rivus Altus - 10.000 visual fragments from the Rialto bridge in Venice
Panagiotis Tsikos, Title of dummy: Dark Dreamland
Rita Tilkeridou, Title of dummy: Girlhood
Sophia Tolika, Title of dummy: Σάσα
Stavros Stamatiou, Title of dummy: A raven's dream