Kentaro Kumanomido & Thomas Anthony Owen


Kentaro Kumanomido (DE)
Thomas Anthony Owen (DE)
faster than light, 2018
  • faster than light/Kentaro Kumanomido (DE/US), Thomas Anthony Owen (DE/US), © Kiki Papadopoulou

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.

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
Cinematography: 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