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Museum multimedia installation
- Battle of Gravia Inn
Paintings for a multimedia installationIntroduction/Historical backgroundOn May 8, 1821, Odysseus (Ulysses) Androutsos with a group of 120 men, barricaded inside the inn of Gravia, blocked successfully the advance of the 9,000 strong Ottoman Turk troops under Omer Vrioni Pasha.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gravia_InnThe 'Gravia Inn' Museum
On May 16,1999, the President of the Republic of Greece Mr. Constantine Stephanopoulos, attended the inauguration of the reconstructed 'Gravia Inn' site, situated in the village of Gravia (Prefecture of Fokis, Greece).
The original building, which no longer exists, was situated where the church of St. Athanasios is today.Since October 9, 2004, the 'Gravia Inn' Museum and the fenced perimeter has been developed and operated by the municipal authority as a theme park open to the public.The ProjectThe project was part of a five cities development programme, co-financed by the E.E.
Τhe historical frame and the battle, as mentioned above, was the central theme of the image projection/display(narrated in Greek and/or English), while the scenario was based on a drama.
The director, cinematographer Yiannis Skouroyiannis, having initially decided that the aesthetic approach to this project should be the 'hand made' story-board style, suggested that I should undertake the visualization of the scenes.
He chose me, not only because he is well acquainted with my work and skills as a visualizer and story-board artist, but also because of my specialisation in historical and military costume.Each scene is denoted by a different background colour, which suggests to the viewer the 'dramatic mood'corresponding to the event depicted.
The art-work, won the EBGE Award for illustration.http://www.ebge.gr/archive/project.php?id=227The multimedia installationThe projection starts upon the visitor's entering the ground floor main room (the 'stable').The multimedia installation it's self, consists of three projectors, a sound system and a main P/C unit managing the pre-programmed cross-dissolve imaging sequence, sound levels(music, narrationvoice-over etc.).
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