Φωνές / Fo̱nés is a group of visual artists and social scientists exploring the multiple ways in which sounds produced by living bodies are transformed into matter for thought and art making. We explore ‘voice’ as ‘a means’ through which social relationships are constituted and acquire meaning. But we are also interested in voice itself and not solely in ‘the messages’ it transmits or ‘the codes’ it uses. We are exploring the materiality of voice as a sound phenomenon, its sensory and aesthetic qualities, its connection to the body that produces it and its detachment from it, the ways it is shaped through techniques and technologies and the ways it defines multiple socio-cultural and ‘natural’ environments.
Our group has been active in Athens, Greece since 2011 with presentations combining visual artworks, performances, lectures and discussions.
Elpida Rikou, anthropologist/visual artist, Lecturer on contract Anthropology of Art, Dept. of Theory and History of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts.
Nikolina Bairaktari, visual artist.
Nikos Bubaris, cultural media theorist, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean
Panos Charalambous, visual artist, Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts.
Dimitra Kondylatou, visual artist
Panayotis Panopoulos, anthropologist, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean.
Nina Pappa, visual artist, PhD, Architecture-Engineering Postgraduate Program, National Technical University of Athens.
Thalia Raftopoulou, visual artist, MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus- University, Weimar, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Theory and History of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts.
Giorgos Samantas, anthropologist, MA Visual Anthropology / Ethnographic Documentary with Sensory Media, University of Manchester.
Panos Sklavenitis, visual artist
Zafos Xagoraris, visual artist, Associate Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts.
Eleana Yalouri, anthropologist, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Anthropology, Panteion University.