Living Room: Tina Stefanou

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

An artist in a blue shirt with shoulder length dark hair tied back is to the left of the image. They hold a microhpone with two hands close to their mouth. They stand in a field of grass with a forest in the background. Grey clouds are overhead and a rainbow stretches across the sky.

Living Room Volume I by Nina Sanadze

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze. Watch Volume I presented by Bus Projects here.

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Living Room Volume 2 - Tina Stefanou, 13 August 2021

Living Room is an ongoing series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

Each film presents a portrait of a Melbourne artist captured in their home studio and sometimes at their job too.

Recorded on a smartphone in between Covid lockdowns, the films blend domestic and political, private and public creating personal, insightful biographies of artists and living conditions of our time. 

This short film documents fragments of a living practice which includes Tina Stefanou's day-to-day vocalisations with place, people, and companions on her grandmother’s farm, just outside of Naarm.

She is am interested in the stories that inhabit our voice and its inter-dependence with the more-than-human world. She also works closely with her grandmother as she enters the twilight years of her life. She is an eco-monument and a place of personal and political praxis.

Tina works undisciplined with and across a diverse range of mediums, practices, approaches, and labours: an embodied practice that I call voice in the expanded field. Within this field are many projects including designing a speculative multi-species hospice for dying-better-together with a group of interdisciplinary thinkers and makers.

Collaborating with animal companions, family, regional communities, and peers, Tina explores the more-than (the potential for alternate flows of movement) through feeling-kindness-warmth as thinking-instrumental and interrogate market value identities/socio-economical implications on the commoning of Life and cultural production.

Find out more about the artist through their website. 

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