Thomas Valianatos

Thomas Valianatos
in Painting in 2003 and a M.A. in Digital Arts in 2006. The body of his work ranges from 2d & 3d animation works and comic book art works to electronic music composition and live audiovisual performances (1998-2020). Since 2010 he has been teaching as Lecturer (Permanent Lecturer, since 2020) at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University, in both to undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic art, 2d/3d animation, digital illustration, non linear narratives and Live Visuals. Since 2000, his artworks, in the form of original comic book art, digital prints, live electronic music, videos and live audio & visual performances, have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at various international festivals and art exhibitions and in various publishers and advertising films in Cinema & TV, including the 10th European and Mediterranean Young Artists Biennale, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens, EMST), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (MCF), ARTATHINA, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), Cambridge Science Festival, Splice Festival, LPM Live Performers Meeting, Synch Festival, China VISAP, Athens Science Festival, Athens International Comics Festival, Mylos Thessaloniki, Rodon Live Club.

Participant in
The W.OW Project – curated by Eirini Olympiou
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
title of video: Hairscapes, 2019, 5:52
The artwork “Hairscapes” is performed live. In this video (was recorded in real time, by Obs software), i play live electronic sounds and live visuals, at the same time. The live visuals depict my tiny details of my skin and hair. These details perceived as weird & surreal landscapes. The used interactive filters are searching for analyzing the edges and the structure of these “landscapes”.
The “Hairscapes” project uses new media art and various devices for achieving its goals. My attempt was to make a music visualisation video, based on live footage that was streamed by multimedia devices, such as a microscope camera. In this video, the movement of the microscope’s digital camera follows up my live sound play. Basically, i am looking for an imagery could be made from scratch.