[ISEA95] Artists Statement: Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki — Requiem pour le XXe siècle: Opus 18 du cycle de l’ange

Artists Statement


The Angel Cycle (1985) has as its starting point a medical photograph of a hermaphrodite that we associate with the concept of the Angel. It includes more than twenty works at present: multimedia performances and installations, photo-sculptures, sound pieces, radio broadcasts, artist’s books, computer animations, video tapes. The present work relates the “Angel” photograph to archival footage from World War II. It is an anti-war manifesto, and an elegy. As a stranger, the “Angel” figure acquires the ambiguous status of observer, witness, victim and judge.

  • Maria Klonaris is a multimedia artist of Greek origin based in Paris since 1975, she has produced installations, experimental films, videos, sound works, computer graphics and photography in collaboration with Katerina Thomadaki. They are the co-directors of Rencontres Internationales Art Cinema/Video/Ordinateur, based in Paris.