In this lonely contemplation of a past summer, the ancient promontory becomes a parenthetical projection of frantic lines and alternating impressions.
Parenthesis was filmed in super 8 film (Ektachrome & Color negative) in the island of Kato Kufonisi in Greece, Monteroni D’Arbia in Italy, New York City and Portland, Oregon in the US, between May and August of 2019. It was made into a film and completed during lockdown between September 2020 and February 2021 in Washington, DC.
Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Washington, DC. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily 16mm film, digital video and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as Crossroads at SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, Engauge Film Festival, EXiS, Cork Film Festival, FILMADRID, IBAFF, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Revelation Perth Film Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CICA Museum and Sharjah Film Platform. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University.