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JUNE 26th – JULY 2nd, 2017

 A 7 days Master Class exploring experimental models enhancing the awareness of space.


Sandra Volny:

Florine Leoni:

Macarena Ruiz-Tagle:



LOCATION : The Greek Island Kefalonia.

TIME : June 26th  –July  2nd 2017





  • “Working on site, TRIANGULAR will develop a series of workshops together with the participants in order to enhance spatial awareness (consciousness of the limits of our body and senses in space with the possibility of working, researching and creating at sites on the Kefalonian Island environment.)
  • Through various methodological models: actions/situations, spontaneous drawings, field recordings and ethnographic camera exploration; the aim is to concentrate on the impact of territory from an emotional , aural and mental state perspective.”




  • Visual/sound artists, designers, photographers, architects, performers interested in experimenting various situations and methodological models exploring the impact and possibilities of aural, visual and mental (emotional/psychological) spatial awareness.




  • Working on site, TRIANGULAR will develop a series of workshops together with the participants in order to enhance spatial awareness (consciousness of the limits of our body and senses in space).
  • Through various methodological models: actions/situations, spontaneous drawings, field recordings and ethnographic camera exploration; the aim is to concentrate on the impact of territory from an emotional , aural and mental state perspective.
  • Applicants working in the fields of visual arts, design, photography, architecture, performance, theater, psychology and anyone who is interested to experiment space through subjectivity and the main fields of TRIANGULAR : auditory spatial awareness, psychological/mental space, optical/perceptual space, are welcome to participate.
  • The learning process will include presentations by the artists of the conceptual frame as well as technical workshops in order to provide the participants with tools to explore their own practice.
  • Participants will be encouraged to develop their own project out of these experiments: collecting, developing and selecting one specific experiment on site.
  • At the end of the master-class, the participants will be invited to present a gesture, a photography, a sound recording, a small installation, a video, a performance, an action or experimental act in a collective set up responding to TRIANGULAR’s original exhibition. The artistic experiments will then resonate and further the inquiries about spatial awareness.
  • Note: Participants are responsible to bring their personal laptop, software, digital camera and/ or microphone depending on the project they wish to develop during the master class.



  •   Class members will develop various methodologies to explore spatial awareness.
  • Participants will have the chance to exhibit their own work at the end of the workshop.
  • They will gain insight in a selection of works by international artists working the field of spatial awareness and will be exposed to a broad spectrum of ideas.
  • The workshop gives the participants the chance to meet and interact with other artists and potential collaborators from all over the world.
  • The participants will present and reflect on each other’s practice.
  • The workshop offers the opportunity to learn various practical as well as theoretical


  • The workshop offers time to dedicate to an experimentation project.



  • Daily action practice-based exploring spatial awareness.
  • Conceptual/ theoretical lectures related to contemporary art practices led by each artist from the collective Triangular in its field of interest (auditory spatial awareness,optical/perceptual space, mental/emotional space).
  • Specific methodologies and process experimentations related to Triangular artistic practice.
  • Practical workshops applied to conceptual and performative process including audio-visual field recording and editing. For example using field recording sound devices and microphones, filming with different cameras, gaining insight in different filmicapproaches such as camera ethnography, the participatory and/or observing camera.
  • Create a color study of daylight on site. Identify the specific colors in order to make a collection and elaborate a feasible map of the island´s tones. Make connections between the students and the locals color perception of their environment.
  • Triangular’s artist talk presenting the exhibition at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture.
  • Development by the participants of a personal project with support and inputs byTriangular’s  instructors .
  • Preparation of a final presentation by the participants.
  • Exhibition by the participants of their personal project at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture with a final discussion of individual or collective produced works.


Certificate of participation will be available.


  • Note: Participants are responsible to bring their personal laptop, softwares, digital camera and/ or microphone depending on the project they wish to develop during the master class.




Application  is required  through web application form at the address :

Email application is also acceptable to  the  email -address :

In all cases is required the follow information in word document :full name of the applicant  , postal address, phone, country , email address, web site(if available), profession, discipline , short statement of the applicant no longer than 200 words , short cv no longer than 200 words.                                                                                                 In case of group  /collective project( group -school- organization) is required title of the group -school- organization, full name of the  person representing OR leading  the group  , postal address, phone, country , email address, web site(if available) of the group -school- organization  , short  statement no longer than 200 words , short cv of every group member no longer than 200 words.

Every  submission   requires an application/entry fee  of euro 30, non refundable.

Each Application toward been considered must be completed including the follow:

Short submission notice -3 lines- in word document  addressed via email to the address

  •  The transfer confirm of the entry fee payment, Euro  30 for every separate application.
  •  CV/Biography of the participant  or CV/Biography  for each of the group members in case of group project(text  in word document non exceeding the 200 words)
  •  A short statement (text in word document not exceeding  the 200 words,  short description of the  expectations of the participant).




All the completed participations on the program are eligible for the year Grants 2017 of the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

  • Grants connected to the residency of the year program : Starting from 1000 up to 30.000euro.
  • Grants connected to the SEA(S) FORUM: Starting from 2000 up to 50.000euro per year(in case of participation in the SEA(S)2017).









The endless relationship between the Man and the Sea.

The Sea, explored in a systematic interface between Human Civilization, Nature, Technology throughout the various landscapes of the Planet, virtual or physical,connecting People, Eras and Continents. Topics such as Environment, Incipient, Contemporary and Potential World Seas will be explored, documented and presented in multiple artistic or scientific ways.
General info:



”Expanded Social Documentary: Strategies, Techniques & Experimental Forms” MASTER CLASS

border_exchangeMASTER  CLASSES 2016

”Expanded Social Documentary: Strategies, Techniques & Experimental Forms”



Concept :  Social Capital Greece:

 Diaspora, Negotiation, Allegiance, Exchanges and Borders.

I have worked with people and communities in southern Europe through several projects and exhibitions. I have conducted workshops, interviews, digital data collection using mapping with participants, etc. to understand how communities perceive the EU and globalization, and their own local community identity. The topics and visual references from this research are the basis for a series of short animations.

There are four themes/animations: Diaspora, Negotiation, Allegiance, Exchanges and Borders.

The installation includes 4-5 interviews, and a collection of common visual symbols that the interviewees referred to. Each participant/interviewee has created their own taxonomy of visual references based on their interview text. Additional boxes containing common visual symbols will be used to help structure and provide common references in additional interviews. The additional interviews and taxonomies may be added to the installation over time.


I am an Associate Professor College of Design/NC State University. In 2002 I began working with site specific/online audiences in project spaces where broad globalization issues were having particular effects on communities. Projects and exhibitions are often part of a greater program of local engagement that also includes workshops, lectures, and other activities connected to the project space. I have exhibited or created projects in over 90 national and international group and solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Japan, Iran, Italy, Serbia, and the United States. My articles have appeared in Zed, Statements, Brujula, Art Papers, Visual Communication, Design and Culture, and Design Issues. I am currently an ongoing contributor and co-editor of Design and Culture.

(my bio and cv are here:


Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture /Island Kefalonia-Greece

Eligibility: The class is addressed to artists, designers, video artists, photographers, animators or anybody interested developing a new practice.

Time : May  16TH to May 23th 2016/  Opening Date for Applications : January 30th 2016 – no deadline

Details: A 7 day intensive  course provides an introduction to: •History of documentary: ethnographic issues, photography and photo essay •Current practices: video, audio, methods of working with people and place, working with and as a participant •Current practices of collaboration, distribution and advocacy, through digital networking and social media •Class members will be encouraged to find their own unique way of defining their interests and work •Techniques and strategies include camera use and creative effect on form and content, editing techniques and how to tell a story, introduction and application of 2-d design, picture relationships and editing, composition and hierarchy (including writing and typography).

Contact :,

  Applications :




The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture operates in a global environment in the fields of Higher  Education, Arts and Research.

The International Strategy of the Institution, in accordance to its Establishment Act, is embracing the Globalization needs of the Academic and Art’s World. Knowledge, Academic Research and Innovation in across borders model constituteς the core program of the Institution. The increasing needs of the professional environments and the high demands of the work markets, continuous changes in the global financial system, fast economic, geopolitical, social transformations, migration challenges in new multicultural communities worldwide, stability issues and fast changing societies are the crucial factors considered.

Education is the key point of the leading program of the Ionion Center, advanced through the  establishment of paths connecting the Art’s and the Academic world above bounds. The significance of the communication and connectivity, the intercultural understanding, new training languages and practices, creativity, innovation, new technologies, experimentation are adopted into the International program of the Ionion Center.

Τhe  Ionion Center International Program aims to:

-Increase the international institutional collaborations in the fields of Creation and Research, Arts, Sciences, Environment.

-Adopt new academic fields through new academic partnerships and linkages.

-Enrich and expand a strong international network with mutual benefits for the connected Institutions and Communities.

-Offer to the collaborating institutions an alternative international leading model in Education.


Flexible methods embracing the World (exchange –mobility- recruitment)

Cutting edge practices in education (adapted to the specific needs of the partner institution).

New models & training programs operating in new learning environment.( Teaching – learning approaches aiming the intercultural experiences for students and professors)

Past and new frameworks (professional frameworks and associations, acting in conscious management of the world, toward planning and improving the future)



The Core program is based on Arts (fine and applied Arts) , related Sciences, Natural, Social and Cultural Environment. It is program open to innovation, experimentation and new ideas of the Academic Partner Institutions, Researchers and Scientists.

Activities on annual basis:

Short and long term training programs

Exhibitions and Conferences

Short courses, Workshops & Seminars

Faculty led programs

International Summer schools

Field Studies and Semester abroad programs (archaeology , environment, energy, resources management)

Volunteering & Cultural training (creation of art works in public sites of great significance for the Island and the Community)

Sea Sports Training (Professional Seas Sport Training –swimming- kayaking – rowing in collaboration with the Nautical Club of the Island)

Plastic Free Island Kefalonia (2015) from Pam Longobardi on Vimeo.




1st International Conference ”Stray Paws Awareness Care” (SPAC) 2017




12119127_998695160151135_816581614628765659_n 12079642_998695290151122_660491730441321561_nNICHOLAS JONES : ‘’IONIAN ODYSSEY’’
All who wander are not lost
For over 15 years, Melbourne artist Nicholas Jones has been making his unique work out old and unwanted books. His current body of work follows the history of navigation and mapping in the Ionian Sea, focusing on the island of Kefalonia.
Inspired by studies of the journeys of Odysseus and the collection of the Corgialenos Library in Argostoli, Jones Odyssey brings him from Australia to Greece in search of the Old, the New and the Forgotten.
*Nicholas Jones * <>
John Buckley Gallery – Nicholas Jones
State Library Exhibition – Nicholas Jones
Meanjin – Nicholas-jones
Where They Create – Nicholas-Jones
Facebook Page – Nicholas Jones Book-Sculptor

Documentary on Nicholas Jones 2011 <>

Thoughts by the Art Critic George Kakis Konstantinatos,
introducing the work and exhibition of Nicholas Jones entitled<< IONIAN ODYSSEY>>
Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture ,Greek Island Kefalonia
August 31 2015

Just as the Antikythera Mechanism, where we see something rather very small, that hides a vast knowledge, specificity, precision, wisdom, thus – under similar terms- we should see the work of Nicholas Jones.
Like something very small, that hides his hard work, talent, knowledge
and the study of the object, which is the artistic sculpture – ‘surgical’ ‘- interference
mainly in old books.

What one can see with a glance touch in the work of Jones is that his books carry
dust of the time were written, along with the meander of the life struggle of that time,
things that both the artist brings to day light , to accept on their leaves the fresh air
in a renewed journey where their new life is starting now!

The paper cutting sculpture of Jones is respectfully taking into account what is written within these books,
The theme of the book, together with the material on or by which this occurs:
The old paper, the ink, the era fonts, etc. all been brought in today.

Given that the books printed under the photosynthesis process ,
none of them will stay permanently throughout the upcoming centuries …
(The destruction will happen under very slow process, already determined by all of us as fact regarding the
first fax printings or the payment receipts).
Only pages that are printed in the classical way in printing pressure machines- as
Example the Heidelberg type- will survive.
… the use by the artist of this specific type of classic books and their emergence in a new context, setup a play with the knowledge and the time , that posses a considerable importance.

In the present exhibited work entitled “”IONIAN ODYSSEY’’ we have a Maritime travel and Mapping.
The Navigation <>, needs the Mapping the <

Sailing and Map. Content and Form.
The sailing as content, and the map as an illustration of the ride.
One creative element is the ‘’Dionysian’’ a sailing, travel experience to the material synthesis and the same time travel within us,
The other element the ‘’Apollonian’’ is the map…. counting the miles, from here to there …


With the assistance of the mapped knowledge, this visual navigation, searches and claims
through this Odyssey an opening in the horizons from the Old and Forgotten to the New,
still possessing the inherent seed decay.
But even so according the subtitle of the exhibition: Those who wandered were not lost!

In the Ionian Odyssey of Jones, Kefalonia Island is referred to as the Central Point.

The Creator has a clear inner sense leading him – perhaps without knowing it – and holding the papers of
Corgialenios Library, implements with his work achievements the fact that during the Greek Empire(so called by the famous Englishman Byzantinologist Sir Steven Ransiman), Kefalonia was the Center in the Ionian Sea, under the administrative title <>.

The artist is conversing- maybe- with his own “”red dressed” people, commanders of the Islands between 1810 to 1864. These people had among them the negative “Maitlands”, rejected by the local collective conscience and the positive “Napier”, saved by the consciousness of the island’s world.

Nicholas Jones works on what only through true art can be operated: He returns to the World clear the body of the Ionian Islands, expurgated by removing with his work any fainthearted geopolitical considerations.

His instrument to achieve this apologetic clearance, patience and art is his scalpel-cutter, cutting paper of his last as prayer, passing hundreds of times over the leaves of his books, chiseling and cutting them, one by one!

The book, a book, any book, tells us “something”. This same “something” is what Jones points out, interfering with his paper cutting, highlighting –after his long study-geographical, historical, cultural elements.
Let’s take as example of his work the little booklet that molds the Lion of St. Mark,
On it is printed the play “Othello” by William Shakespeare.
Yes but Othello is an official of Venice, entity having as emblem of St. Mark’s Lion.
So Jones succeeds to connect in a “talk” Shakespeare, Venice and Othello on the same scene that is the Ionian Islands, underlining the fact of the Venetian occupation on the Ionian Islands, thus putting the project in the body of this report entitled ‘’Ionian Odyssey’’.

Making one digression here to say that Othello, the famous “Black” of the famous Shakespearean tragedy, it would of course never been black. The places reserved to those black people by the Republic of Venice was rather the role of the ship rowers. What is true is that the coat of arms of the historical person , who Venice entrusted the management of Cyprus of acquisition, was represented by three berries, with underneath the word “Mauro”, in Greek means “Black”. The detail, together with the black deed of the murder of his wife Dysdaimona from undue jealousy, gave the Othello the feature of Black!

Beneath the black (or dark red or green or dark anyway -compared with white pages-) cover of his books, Nicholas Jones highlights the whiteness of the pages.

If we want to integrate his artistic work we would say that certainly belongs to the genre of sculpture.
The micro – graphic sculpture.

My opinion is that ,we still can connect this kind of sculpture with one of the art styles :
The “Op Art” (Optical Art).

Τhe fact however is that, Jones finds with his work,His Globally recognizable figurative mannerism.
(Which I’m sure started playing as a kid …!)

And the playfulness between Micro-graphic Sculpture and “Op Art”, in the postmodern era in which we are already, brings to mind a sense from the History of Art:

As Humanity nowadays is attending all her past passing in front of her eyes in a speedy way, we can consider as war signal the return of all styles….!

George Kakis Konstantinatos

Actor- Director –Visual Artist