Credits / bios




GEORGE DRIVAS
George Drivas was born in Athens, Greece. He studied
Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens and then he completed his MA
in Film and Media studies at the Freie Universitaet in
Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous awards namely
among others, Special Mention at “Strange Screen”,
Experimental Film and Video Festival, Macedonian
Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece,
2009, 2nd prize at VII Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow
International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2006 and
2nd prize at Zebra International Poetry Film Festival,
Berlin, Germany, 2002.
George Drivas’s work is featured as a solo show in
Galeria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, 2017 and at the National
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 2009,
as a Tribute to him at the Athens’s International Film
Festival, 2014, and as part of a group exhibition or
festival among others in “Documenta 14”, Kassel,
Germany, 2017; “As Rights Go By”, Q21 International,
MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria, 2016; Festival du
nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada, 2015; “future
past – past future”, Transmediale Festival, Berlin,
Germany, 2014; «Depression Era», Benaki Museum,
Athens, Greece, 2014; “Art Projections”, Thessaloniki
Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013; “Hybrid Stories”,
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece,
2013; “Melancholy in Progress”, Hong-Gah Museum,
Taipei City, Taiwan, 2012; “FILE”, Electronic Language
International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao
Paulo, Βrazil, 2012; “Annual Exhibition”, Center on
Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA, 2012; “Les Rencontres
Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”,
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; “Polyglossia”, Onassis
Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, 2011; “ECU”, European
Independent Film Festival, Paris, France, 2010; “Digital
Wave”, Thessaloniki International Film Festival,
Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009; “Transexperiences Greece”,
Space 798, Beijing, China, 2008; “Young Greek Artists –
In Present Tense”, National Museum of Contemporary
Art, Athens, Greece, 2007-2008; “Les Jeunes Cinéastes
D’aujourd’hui”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2007;
Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow International Film
Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2006; “Synch Cinema”, Synch
Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, 2005; “Machinista
– International Arts and Technology Festival”, Glasgow,
U.K., 2004; Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, 2003; and “Zebra International Poetry Film
Festival”, 2002.
George Drivas’s work is part of Greece’s National
Mouseum of Contemporary Art collection. He lives in
Athens.
www.drivas.org

ORESTIS ANDREADAKIS
Orestis Andreadakis is festival organizer, independent
curator, writer and film critic. In 2016 he was appointed
Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki International Film
Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
He was born in Heraklion, Crete, studied cinema and
art history in Athens and Paris. In 1995 he co-founded
the Athens International Film Festival and in 2011 the
Athens Open Air Film Festival and directed them until
2016. He has designed, curated and presented a number
of exhibitions and installations such as: “Space Story”
(a polymorphic installation, 2009), “Hole” (a thematic
research project which included 16 participating
Athenian museums, 2010-2011), “Kafka Zone” (a special
tribute to Franz Kafka, 2011) “Rêv(e)olution” (a narrative
installation, 2012), “Regards sur la scène grecque
contemporaine” (Geneva 2013), “Frame– Light – Motion”
(a polymorphic installation on the origins and the future
of film, 2014), “The Secret” (2015), “John Berger: A
Radical Humanist” (2017). He has been decorated as
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

KATERINA KOSKINA
Katerina Koskina is and Art Historian-Museologist and
Curator of exhibitions. She is the Director of the National
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, since 2014.
Born in Corfu, she studied French Literature at the
University of Athens, as well as History and Philosophy
of Art at Paris I-Sorbonne University. In addition, she
studied Museology at the Ecole du Louvre. She has a
PhD in Art History. She worked from 1988 to 1992 at the
European Cultural Centre of Delphi as a Special Advisor
for visual arts. She was the Greek Commissioner at
the 23rd Biennale of Sao Paulo in 1996 and at the 51st
Venice Biennale in 2005, and the Director of the 3rd,
4th and the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary
Art (2011-2015). From 1992 to October 2014 she was
Curator of the Alpha Bank Art Collection. She has been
Artistic Director of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation,
Athens, till the end of 2014 (1992-2014). She has been
President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum
of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, from December 2008
till January 2015, member of the Artistic Committee
of the Athens METRO from 1998 to 2011, and Artistic
Consultant to the Organizing Committee for the Olympic
Games / Athens 2004 S.A. from 2000 to 2004. She is a
member of ICOM (International Council of Museums),
and of AICA Hellas (International Association of Art
Critics). She has organized, directed, curated and/or
co-curated group and one-man shows and contributed
essays to several books and exhibition catalogues, as
well as articles in newspapers and art magazines. She
has been decorated as Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella
d’Italia and Chevalier dans l’ Ordre national de la Legion
d’ Honneur (France).



EXHIBITION
Commissioner: National Museum of Contemporary Art,
Athens (EMST), Director Katerina Koskina
Curator: Orestis Andredakis
Artist: George Drivas
Production: Fenia Cossovitsa, Elias Ledakis
Production Designer: Elias Ledakis
Production Manager: Tania Xigou
Coordinators: Daphne Vitali (curator EMST),
Elisabeth Ioannides (curator EMST)
Legal Advisor: Zoi Mavroskoti
Press & Communication: Kassiani Benou (EMST),
Despoina Barabouti (EMST),
Ellie Davidson, Claire Owen, Melissa Emery
(SUTTON, London)
Construction: Stelios Labadarios
Installation fotos: Boris Kirpotin
Operations Supervisor of the Greek Participation:
Eirini Sapka
Website Design: Yannis Anagnostou
Social Media: Ifigeneia Konstantinidou
Accounting Dpt: Christos Prandalos, Despina Pagoni
Production: BLONDE S.A.

AUDIOVISUAL PART OF THE INSTALLATION
Actors
Charlotte Rampling
George Kotanidis
Lazaros Georgakopoulos
Kora Karvouni
Podydoros Vogiatzis
Rena Kyprioti
Panis Kalofolias
Also Appearing:
Elder Board Member: Stuart Evans
Elder Board Member: David Rawstron
Elder Board Member: Phillip Barry
Board Member: Panagiotis Mpekiaris
Board Member: Alexandros Varouxis
Board Member: Costas Kalogiannis

Writer-Director: George Drivas
Curator: Orestis Andreadakis
Producers: Fenia Cossovitsa, Elias Ledakis
Production Designer: Elias Ledakis
Production Manager: Tania Xigou
Scientific Supervision: Anna Agapaki
Research and Scientific Advisors:
Theo Benos, Dimitra Michael
Orsalia Agapaki, Dimitra Zagoura
Evangelos Vassos, Christina Boudouri
Dr. Nikos Kyrpides, Dr. Eleni Kontogianni
Director of Photography: Claudio Bolivar G.S.C.
Editor: Christos Gakis
Costume Designer: Eva Nathena
Sound Engineer: Yannis Antipas
Sound Design-Mixing: George Ramantanis / DNA Lab,
Leandros Dounis
Associate Producer: Niki Edipidi
Aditional Casting: Stavros Raptis
Key Make-up Artist: Yannis Pamoukis
Key Hairstylist: Chronis Tzimos
Assistant Director: Haris Stathopoulos
Script & 2nd Assistant Director: Spiros Papaspirou
1st Assistant DOP: Ivan Vountidis
2nd Assistant DOP: Alexis Iosifidis
Props Manager: Alexandros Dimitriou
Assistant Pr. Manager: Dimitris Tsantilas
Assistant Production: Nikolas Papadimitriou,
Alexis Stathopoulos
Still Photographers: Stephie Grapes, Maria Tzoumba
Electricians: Petros Trechas, George Satolias
3D Artist: Vasilis Katsaras
Assistant Costume Designer: Daphne Koliva,
Evelyn Darzenta, Marianna Zachariadou
Assistant to Ms. Rambling: Sonia Liza Kenterman
Constructor: Stelios Labadarios
Catering: MAGEIREMATA –Maria Stabolidou
Camera Lenses: Rent PhotoVideo
Costumes: VESTIARIO
Production: BLONDE S.A.

Acknowledgements
“Laboratory of Dilemmas” would not have been possible
without the help of institutions and people who have
offered their support, knowledge and experience, gave
us courage and strength, provided solutions to difficult
problems, and worked tirelessly and even voluntarily for
many months. Without them, this work would have never
been completed and we would like to thank them warmly:
Mrs. Lydia Koniordou, Minister of Culture and Sports.
Mr. Aristides Baltas, Former Minister of Cultur
and Sports.
Dr. Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, Secretary General of the
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Mr. Vangelis
Politis, Director of the Minister’s of Culture and Sports
Office, Mr. Andreas Maratos, Advisor to the Former
Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. A. Baltas,
Mr. Marios Kostakis, Head of the General Directorate
of Contemporary Culture, Mrs. Tina Pischitzi, Head
of the Directorate of Cultural Policy Implementation,
Mrs. Vassiliki Papakostopoulou, Head of the Directorate
of Supervision and Action, Mrs. Paraskevi Vasilaki,
Head of the Department of Visual Arts, Architecture,
Photography and Design / Directorate of Cultural
Policy Implementation, Mrs. Eleni Toumpanaki, Head
of the Department of Actions Support / Directorate of
Supervision and Action), Mr. Spyros Makkas, Executive
of the Department of Visual Arts, Architecture,
Photography and Design / Directorate of Cultural Policy
Implementation.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST),
and especially, Mr. George Papanastasiou, President,
Mr. Angelos Antonopoulos, Vice President and the Members
of the Administrative Board Mrs. Victoria Efthymiadou, Mrs.
Anthia Kotsi, Mr. Emmanouil Mavrommatis, Mr. Dimitrios
Mpoumpouris, Mrs. Olga Mentzafou – Polyzou, Mr. Michalis
Papadakis and Ms. Efthimia – Anna Strouza as well asMrs.
Daphne Vitali (Curator), Mrs. Elisabeth Ioannides (Curator),
Mrs. Kassiani Benou (Press Office and Communication), Mrs.
Despoina Barabouti (Press Office and Communication), Mr.
Konstantinos Kontogiannis (Administration Services), Mr.
Christos Prantalos (Accounting Department), Mrs. Despina
Pagoni (Accounting Department), Mrs. Anna Mykoniati
(Scientific Associate – Curator), Mrs. Despina Konstantinidou
(Secretariat) and Mr. Dimitris Kannas (Artist).
The Greek Embassy in Rome and especially the
Ambassador of Greece in Rome, Mr. Themistoklis Demiris,
and the Cultural Attaché, Mr. Alexis Katsareas.
The Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine
Studies and especially the President, Mr. George
Ploumidis and Mr. Panagiotis Bassanos.
Onassis Foundation and especially Dr Antonis
Papadimitriou, President, Mrs. Afroditi Panagiotakou,
Deputy General Manager of the Onassis Cultural Centre
and Communication Director of the Onassis Foundation
and Mrs. Effie Tsiotsiou, Executive Director of the Onassis
Foundation.
EFA VENTURES and especially the President,
Mr. Christian Hadjiminas.
Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative and especially
Mr. Athanasios Polychronopoulos, President and
Mrs. Loraini Alimantiri, Director.
ΝΕΟΝ Organization for Culture and Development and
especially Mr. Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Founder, Mrs. Elina
Kountouri, Director and Mrs. Alkistis Dimaki, Grants and
Projects Coordinator.
Aegean Airlines and especially Mrs. Stavroula Saloutsi,
Director of Public Relations and Press and Mrs. Olga
Valasaki, Public Relations and Press Coordinator.
The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and especially
Mr. Nicholas J. Theocarakis, President, Mr. Miltos
Logiadis, Artistic Director, Mr. Costas Charalampidis,
Technical Director, Mrs. Eleni Stavrakaki, Mr. Giorgos
Chatzithanasis and Mr. Vassilis Spiliotis.
The Agricultural University of Athens and especially
Mrs. Maria Kapsokefalou, Deputy Rector, Mrs. Violetta
Constantinou, Mr. Paschalis C. Harizanis, Professor,
Mr. Charalabos Kanakis and Mr. Georgios Trilivas.
Hotel Saint George Lycabettus and especially Mrs. Faye
Petrova and Mrs. Mannouela Laimou.
ERT S.A. (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) and
especially Mr. Dionysis Tsaknis, President and Mr. Lambis
Tagmatarchis, Managing Director.
Skinos and especially Mr. Dimitris Stainhauer, Founder
and CEO.
Mr. Sotiris Tsafoulias.
Mr. Olivier Gluzman, CEO of Les Visiteurs du Soir,
Paris.
The company Shop & Trade.
We would also like to thank:
Mr. & Mrs. Stavros Benos, Giorgos Karnavas, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Maria Papadimitriou, Alexandros Vastardis, Efi Gousi, Antonis Tsoulos, Dr. Sarantis Gagos, Yorgos Nounesis, Tassos Langis, Emmanuel Damigos, Beate Tembridis,
Alexandros Yannis, Ioannis S. Papanikolaou, Theo Benos, Fotini Papachristopoulou, Sevastianna Anagnostopoulou,
Stathis Iliadis, Konstantina Soulioti, Foivos Sakalis,
Christina Tsiagklis, Konstantina Voulgari, Sotiria Marini,
Makis Gazis, Dora Masklavanou, Yannis Sakaridis, Maria
Sinanidou, Dionisis Marotis, Katerina Kaklamani, Thanasis
Kastaniotis, Efi Birba, Dafni Dimopoulou, Niki Xenou,
Chrisoula Papaioannou, Themis Bazaka, Kleio Gizeli,
Eftichia Iossifidou, Antigoni Katsadima, Christos Politis,
Eleni Saroglou, Christos Lialios and Katerina Vazoura.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival and especially
the Board of Directors, the General Director Mrs. Elise
Jalladeau and Mrs. Stella Karagiannidou.
Mr. & Mrs. Panagiotis, Dionisis and Despina Mavroskoti.
Mr. & Mrs. Pia, Daniel and Sofia Forsberg.
Mr. & Mrs. Alekos, Anthoula, Maria and Chloe
Andreadakis, Katya Berger-Andreadakis, Anya Berger-
Zissermann and of course John Berger (1926-2017).