VISCERA Teaser (2012-2014) from Vasilios Papaioannu on Vimeo.

“Viscera” (USA/HD/16mm/2014)

Viscera explores the aesthetic world of mental images. Saturated colors unveil our past. Shapes are blurry, lost in layers of thought. In circumscribed landscapes where characters are locked; everything is suspended. The memory of a woman merges with the slow pacing of the camera. Trees become cerebral ramified joints that connect us with our most sacred emotions. A foreign radio transmission echoes inside our brain, bouncing from wall to wall like in a white stark room. Two girls are playing a peculiar game of silences. Inside that room, time runs out fast, and they are both projected into their common fantasy of death. Viscera is a phantasmagorical world containing syncopated stories. The geography of the human body becomes a map to navigate inside the viscera. Fumed sounds surround pieces of forgotten desires. Viscera is a dispersed piece of human subconscious exploded into images.

CITY Teaser (2012) from Vasilios Papaioannu on Vimeo.

“CITY” (USA/HD/2012), Experimental, 3 min
Official selection London Greek Film Festival 2012 (UK)
Official selection Miden Video Art Festival 2013 (Greece):

"CITY" constitutes a cinematic interpretation of Constantine Cavafy’s poem ‘The City’ (1910). Through the reiteration of a vicious circle that our existence has become, the modern man is locked up inside the city. Everyday is equal to the previous one and more we are catapulted into this pitiful life, more we start blending the sounds of it into a single abrasive mechanical noise. Our sight becomes poor and blurry and each time a new day comes the same attributes will appear, more accentuated, more intense with the striking force of a geometric progression. As Cavafy states in the conclusion of his poem:

You will always end up in this city. Don’t hope for things elsewhere:
there is no ship for you, there is no road.
As you’ve wasted your life here, in this small corner,
you’ve destroyed it everywhere else in the world.

The impossibility to escape from this urban vicious circle demonstrates our inability to face reality at an early age. It is the recognition of a failure later on in our lives and a human misconception of a hope that became idle through time. The slow pace of a point of view through the streets of the city, the black and white scenario and the flickering of an image that is close to shut off while approaching to a necessary stop, are visual pieces of this hope.

Howard Rights His Wrongs Episode 2 “I’m Late!” from Joe Blum on Vimeo.

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Episode Description:
Howard tries to use his time travel powers to get to class on time.

Series Description:
Howard discovers he can time travel. How can he use this power to get Madison, the girl of his dreams, and what happens if he does get her? Howard Rights His Wrongs explores the question: If you had the power to change your decisions, would you? Or should you?

This is a six episode series, with a new episode being released each week starting Tuesday, August 21.

Viscera (2014) TEASER from Vasilios Papaioannu on Vimeo.

“Viscera” (USA/HD/16mm/2014)

Viscera explores the aesthetic world of mental images. Saturated colors unveil our past. Shapes are blurry, lost in layers of thought. In circumscribed landscapes where characters are locked; everything is suspended. The memory of a woman merges with the slow pacing of the camera. Trees become cerebral ramified joints that connect us with our most sacred emotions. A foreign radio transmission echoes inside our brain, bouncing from wall to wall like in a white stark room. Two girls are playing a peculiar game of silences. Inside that room, time runs out fast, and they are both projected into their common fantasy of death. Viscera is a phantasmagorical world containing syncopated stories. The geography of the human body becomes a map to navigate inside the viscera. Fumed sounds surround pieces of forgotten dreams. Viscera is a dispersed piece of human subconscious exploded into images.

"Martha Mansfield" by Studio Noir
CC-NC-ND 2014

"Lost Landscapes of Detroit"
Prelinger Archives-Internet Archive
CC-NC

"Home Movie:Family and Children (1929)"
Prelinger Archives-Internet Archive
CC-PD