faster than light

Kentaro Kumanomido (DE/US), Thomas Anthony Owen (DE/US) 

faster than light (2018) is a hybrid performance-film developed in residence at the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, as part of European Media Art Platform/Residency Exchange (EMAP/EMARE).

During the residency, the artists collaborated with a group of local activists and performers through one-on-one exchanges and improvised group encounters. These meetings focused on the complexities of representation, the tension between individuality and collectivity, and the building of non-digital social networks. This process was documented through a range of filmic methods including MiniDV and high-frame-rate slow-motion recording, then crafted into a multi-layered filmic journey that weaves together the artists’ interests in ecology, gender, and quantum intelligence.

faster than light/Kentaro Kumanomido (DE/US), Thomas Anthony Owen (DE/US), Credit: Kiki Papadopoulou


Co-directed: Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen 
Film participants: ActiVista / George Kounanis, Chraja, Tracy Fischer, Giorgos Kalogeropoulos, Efi Karagiannopoulou, Zak Kostopoulos, Maria Michailidou, Thomas Anthony Owen, Khalid Prem, Evi Tsaklanou, Avraam Vrohidis 
Vouge Performance: Chraja 
Lead Sound Design: Stratos Bichakis 

Where Did I Go?: BLANKIE / Alicia Grant 
Αρχιπουστης : Chraja 

Nikolas Pottakis, Kentaro Kumanomido, Thomas Anthony Owen (lead camera), Zinzi Buchanan (support camera)

Makeup support:
Anastasia Athanasiou 

Translation support:
Anis Alexandros El Namparaoui 

Special thanks to:
Mor Demer and Vicki Kapo 

Produced by:
Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Within the framework of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP/EMARE) 
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union