The Famous Nurse

  • :Μαργαρίτα Αθανασίου
  • Video essay, 7:00 mins 2018
  • @Beau Rivage

Margarita Athanasiou utilizes the conventions of vlogs and composes an unexpected, often humorous storytelling, where narrative conventions are used as tools but also are undermined. The artist uses as raw materials her personal memories and recorded events about the lives of historic personas, the verbal narrative kicks off with a sick kitten and runs vertically the historical time, weaving rapidly a series of events centered on the concept of caring as a female form of work but also as a practice of religious atonement.

About artist

Margarita Athanasiou graduated from Slade School of Fine Art with specialization in new media. 

The lyrical, the absurd, the historical and the personal are central thematic axes in her works, that are always text- based and later they take the form of prints or video games.

Her works have been presented at the Aphrodite festival (Greece), q-fest festival (Croatia), Bideodromo festival (Bilbao) as well as a the Greek Film Archive Foundation. Her first poetry book “NOUNS” was published in 2018 by the publication house Dolce.

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