Four Elements of Empedocles

Four Elements of Empedocles  are 4 video – poems of Demosthene Agrafiotis.



Zerelia, Euxinoupolis – Thessaly, Greece,  Summer 2017

2000 | Athens

Medi@terra 2000

«Neo{techno}logisms» – Medi@terra 2000 Festival, Athens


D.Agrafiotis, Symposium President-coordinator, Speaker, Member of Steering Committee of Medi@terra  2000.

Medi@terra 2000 catalogue [Editor: Manthos Santorinaios, Fournos, Athens, 2000.]

Article: «Mimesis or no Mimesis?», pp. 48-53.


UDP for President


Collective video.

The project’s page.

Participation of Demosthenes Agrafiotis with a video (Anakasia, Pelion, Greece, summer 2012).

2012 | Guangzhou


Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts/ Youyou Gallery

Workshop and exhibition initiated by Alfred Banze, In collaboration with Espace Apart, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Youyou Gallery.

The art project H-O-P-E is inspired by a mural painting inside the UN Security Council conference hall in New York, painted in 1950 by the Norwegian artist Per Krogh. H-O-P-E will be an interactive video installation, produced while workshops, collective sessions, and public presentations worldwide, by people from most different cultural backgrounds. it is in preparation for an international art exhibition in Berlin, Germany in April 2013. H-O-P-E is looking for visions and opinions about the United Nations. The United Nations today, can they bind the hope in peace for everybody? How can people better identify with the United Nations as a global instrument for peace, human rights, and social progresses? The first results of this ongoing project are presented on the project website. Short video clips were produced by people of different ages and backgrounds, from R.D. Congo, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Germany, France, USA, Tahiti and Australia.

The workshop starts on Monday 22 2012 at 2 pm in studio 5 of Guangzhou Academy on University Island.
It will last until friday 26.

4 h daily

+ Workshop-Structure:

1. day:
project introduction, video screening, discussion
forming small groups of 2 -3 participants
discussion in groups
meeting: groups present first ideas, discussion

2. day:
meeting: groups present project concepts, discussion
working in groups: camera work, acting, animation, green box
meeting: groups present projects state, discussion

3. day:
meeting: groups present project state, discussion
working in groups: camera work, acting, animation, green box,
video editing, sound work, post production
meeting: groups present projects state, discussion

4. day:
meeting: groups present project state, discussion
working in groups: video editing, sound work, post production
meeting: groups present projects state, discussion

5. day:
public presentation: groups present their projects, discussion

Presentation and exhibition openning on saturday 27 at 2.30 in Youyou Gallery.

The text of Demosthenes Agrafiotis included in the video:

” United Nations   INOMENA ETHNI   (greek expression).
The  question is quite open: UN  is -it  a symptom
                                                                         a solution
                                                                         a  instrument
                                                                         a  screen
of  a vulnerable  international system of governance?

Speaking from a country in profound crisis(Greece) ,my feeling is that UN has to attack the
heart of crisis :  the globalisation  without spirit of oecomenical perspective.”

I HOPE that this small contribution  will be  relevant.

23-25 ​​November 2012 | Beton7, Athens

ELECTRIC NIGHTS | 3-Days of Electronic Arts

Duration: 23 – 25 Νovember, 2012

Beton 7, 7 Pydnas st., Votanikos, Athens, Greece
Musicians, performers, acousmatics, actors , laptop peroformers, circuit bending, dance, video mapping , VJing, Improvisations,experimental music,sound art ,noise art, sound poetry,performances,actions, exhibitions….


23 November 2012
20.00 | Inauguration of the exhibition

23 – 24 November2012
24 x I.S.E. | 24 hours of improvisational and performances by Instant Synthesis Ensemble(ISE) and invited artists/poets/musicians/performers

dA appears:
  • 09.30, Poesie Bruitiste/ Noise Poetry with the group of Giorgos Moraitis’ group.
  • 13.00, Sound Poetry with the Group of musicians ISE

25 November 2012
13.00 | Round Table-Debate
“Improvisation, Performance. Theories and practises”

Coordination: dA

1999 | Web-art-poetry


Lexicones”, [web-art-poetry], A Iacovella, D. Agrafiotis, Mediterranean and Balkan Art and Technology Festival, in connection with “Pendulum”, 12/1999.

Presentation of web-poetry “Lexicones” in seminar organised by the Laboratory of Linguistics and Rhetorics, Laboratory of New Technologies, Department of Communication and Media, Panteion University, A. Iacovella, D. Agrafiotis, 13/4/2000.

2003 | Video-installation


Concept-design-script: dA

Computer graphics: Andronikos Bisogiannis

Music: Dimitris Kamarotos


  • 21/10/2010 Ecole Normale Superieure, Performance, “Equivalences? Fabriques des langues”, Lyon.
  • 06/10/2010 Poets House,  NΥ.
  • 24/01/2010 Gallerie, Groupe 9, 13th Festival of Lodeve.
  • 26/09/2009 5th International Poetry Festival, Poeteka, Durres-Elbasan-Berat-Tirane, Επιμελητής, Arian Leka.
  • 28/04/2009 Performance – lecture – reading Birkbeck College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • 06-09/07  ’Primo Piano. Parole, azioni, suon, immagini da una collezione d arte’’,Centro per l’ Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Collezione di Carlo Palli n Prato, Commissaire, Marco Bazzini.
  • June 2006 9th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
  • 3-6/07/2003 “Αλφάβητα.  Αλφαβητάρια. Καλλιγραφία”, Εγκατάσταση, Επιτέλεση, Festival Expoesie, Galerie A l’ Art Notre, Périgueux, France.

2009 | Video



Music: Dimitris Kamarotos. Images: dA


  • 08/04/2011 “Kazatzakis, China and Japan”, (see also VI.2), Geneva, Switzerland
  • 22/01/2011 Presentation of the book “Misrecognition. Four essays for C.A. Doxiadis”, Editions “Synapses”, About Art  Space, Athens.
  • 06/11-06/12/2010 Αthens Photo Festival, (Esplanade Tae-Kwon-Do).
  • 7-14/11/2010 Video Projection “Entopies” and discourse, 2010, Meeting World Society of Ekistics/C.A. Doxiadis, Mumbay, India.
  • 24/10/2010 Galerie Group 9, 13th Festival of Lodéve, France


  1. The first component of (my) artistic existence is the journey, first in its physical form, that is the movement in space and time in all levels, from the local to the global. The journey is conceived as a laboratory of ideas, experiences, proposals and artistic design. With the expression travel-artvel, one does not mean the art of “well-traveling”, but the travel experience becomes the origin of both obstacle recognition and opportunity for meeting the unknown, in other words the raw material for every artistic endeavour.
  2. The journey as a metaphor, as a mental-emotional adventure, when accompanying physical travel reminds of the samanistic journey. The issue is not the journey as touristic curiosity, but as a desire to reveal the cultural differences between words, things and events in a variety of social situations.
  3. The “entopies” sample of photos from the Far East [Japan (1985-2008), China (2003-2009), Thailand (2008) Indonesia (Java) (2009)] in dialogue with the music of Dimitri Kamarotos belong to the field of intermedia since they are supported by a web-based artistic practice and are realised in the name of modernity (historical, mature, late).
  4. The dialogue between the photos and the music aims to highlight that the u-topia of the photographic act can lead to revelation of the multiple dimensions referring to the visible version of things and situations, that is to say an en-topia(entopeia:en landscape-en space,in greek).

Demosthenes  Agrafiotis