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Papadopoulos Alexandros

Papadopoulos Alexandros

Member of the Art & Science Research Group

Postdoctoral researcher (2019-present)

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My research and art-practice turn experiences of fear and defeat into generators of pleasure and vision: I use performing arts, films, social media and storytelling – to explore and construct worlds of erotic, professional and social disaster. I read criminals, queers and artists through the prism of media, queer and aesthetic disciplines. My transmedia work/performance lecture ‘’How to Use Gay Nazis in Job Interviews’’ was presented in performance, film and art festivals but also in academic conferences, symposiums and online communities. My current project Transmedia Labs of Storytelling focuses on social-media aesthetics, queer pleasure and wild styles of exposure: I am interested in new ways of making, understanding and launching art – against the discomforts of precarious and vulnerable styles of life.


Publications

Papadopoulos, A., Bonicelli, A., Boyle, A., Coskun, C., Girdwood, L., Karell, M,A., Kranioti, H., Reeve, Wallace, J., (2020) ‘Polyphonic Murders: A Holographic Biography of Trauma’, Translational Research in Anatomy,  19 (1) (In Press)

Papadopoulos, A., (2018) ‘How to Use Gay Nazis In Job InterviewsQueer Media. Strip-Lectures and the Art of Existential Sodomy’, Journal of Artistic Research, 1(15), Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2015) Performing ‘The Homonazi Effect’: Gay Neo-Nazism, Digital Drag-Attack and the Post-Cinematic Cultures of the Crisis, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making, 2(3) Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2011)  A Violent Archaeology of Dreams: the Aesthetics of Crime in Austerity Britain, c.1944-1951. PhD thesis. University of Manchester. Link

 

Art Reviews

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) "Callum Innes and the Cinematic Metaphysics of Colour: A Phantasmatic Revolution in Disguise", Corridor 8, [online] 12 March 2013. Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2013)  "X-rays of Ground-ness: Maurice Carlin in Castlefield Gallery", Corridor 8, [online], 12 February 2013. Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2012) "New York within Manchester: Empire Drive-in, AND Festival and post-cinematic culture", Corridor 8, [online], 7 September 2012. Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2012) "The Revenge of Paper-Gallery", Corridor 8, [online], 16 August 2012. Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2012) "In Between 2: a Game within a Game", Corridor 8, [online], 12 June 2012. Link 

 

Education

  • Postdoc "Transmedia Laboratories of Storytelling: Performing Knowledge and Fantasy in between Screens and Stages"; Department of Audio & Visual Arts - Ionian University, supervisor: Dalila Honorato (2019-present).
  • PhD: ‘A Violent Archaeology of Dreams: The Aesthetics of Crime in Austerity London, c.1944-1951’; School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester. Jan. 2007 – Jun. 2011.                

Mixing the study of storytelling cultures and multimedia arts, my doctoral research focused on street-wise criminals -- ‘spivs’ confidence tricksters, good-time-girls -- who understood and represented themselves as actors, authors, performers, celebrities, magicians and Hollywood stars. This project traced the genealogy of transmedia narrativities: in this field, different media and textual platforms are treated as co-contributors in the construction and dissemination of stories, ideas and spectacles.

  • Post-Graduate Courses: Humanities and Cultural Studies. London Consortium (Tate Modern-Birkbeck College-ICA- Architectural Association, Uni. Of London). Oct. 2005 – Jun. 2006.
  • Masters: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. University of Athens, Greece. Oct. 2003 – Jun. 2005.
  • B.A Hons: History and the History of Art. University of Athens, Greece. Oct. 1999 – Jun. 2003. 

 

Further Training

  • Training Certificate in Graduate Teaching Assistance (GTA) University of Manchester. Jan. 2009                          
  • Acting Training: London Drama School/Central School for Speech and Drama. Sept – June 2007-2008
  • Teaching Certificate: Secondary Public and Private Education Teacher (Sector: Academic Education ΠΕ 02 –Literature Teachers) Jun. 2003                               

 

Art Projects/Practice as Research

  • Pigs and Feathers: A Transmedia Tour on the borders of Political and Erotic Disobedience (Civil Disobedience, 2020)
  • Video-essay for the Canonization of Zak Kostopoulos, The Mystical Garden, Civil Disobedience (2018)
  • How to Use Gay Nazis in Job Interviews (performance-lecture, 2017)
  • Come on Darling Domesticate these Industrial Bunnies, Civil Disobedience (2017)
  • Snogging the Wall, Sound-Visual Installation with collaboration with ION, Civil Disobedience (2016)
  • The Homonazi Effect, short film-video performance (2014)
  • The Queen Confessor – site-specific performance (2012)
  • Disco Oedipus: Pornography for the Blind – one act play (2011)

 

Miscellaneous Writings, Journalistic Texts, Blogging

Papadopoulos, A. (2015) How can a Graffiti be more Classical than a Neo-Classical Building: Science Fiction and the Neo-Greek City, Lifo [online], 14 March 2015. (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2015) How Can You Convince Your People not to Vote Neo-Nazis, Lifo [online], 25 January 2015. (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2015) Creative Theft, Bibliotheque, [online]. 18 January 2015. (In Greek) Link

List of all my creative essays, performative writing and poems published in Bibliotheque available here

Papadopoulos, A. (2015) Chemical Parties in Iran, Lifo,[online], 12 January 2015. (In Greek) Link   

Papadopoulos, A. (2014) The Syndrome of the Bad Sissy, Lifo,[online], 4 January 2015. (in Greek) Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2014) Pop Archaeology and Ideological Violence, Lifo, [online], 12 September 2014. (In Greek) Link 

Calypso, L. & Papadopoulos, A. (2014) The Homonazi Effect: Video-Performance. Screened in Athens, Greece (2014), New York, Us (2014), Adelaida, Australia  (2014),  Brighton, UK (2014, 1015) and Manchester, UK (2015). 

Papadopoulos, A. (2103) Seraphim and the Law, PoPaganda, [online] 28 November 2013. (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Conservative Porn and Hantzopoulos’ Parody, PoPaganda, [online], 11 November 2013. (In Greek). Link

Papadopoulos, A (2013) Siggelakis’ Coming out, Nazi Murders and Pazolini, PoPaganda, [online], 12 Novmber 2013, Link

Papadopoulos, A (2013), Party at the Transexual Archive and Sex with the Past: Interview with Paola Revenioti, PoPaganda, [online], 30 October 2013. Link: Greek | English  

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Apodemy: Tarkovsky’s fan-club and the Omonia’s Police Department, Lifo, [online], 17 October 2013. (In Greek) Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2103) Candy Candy and Your Screen, Lifo, [online], 26 June 2013. (In Greek) Link  

Papadopoulos, A (2013) Kavafy’s Pride: the Poetics of Binge, Lifo, [online], 9 June 2013. (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Red Busses, Lifo, [online], 14 August 2013. (In Greek) Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Narcissism and Swearing as Human Rights: Football, Neo-nazism and the Modern meaning of Queerness, Lifo, [online], April 2013 (In Greek) Link 

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Neo-nazism and Homosexuality, Lifo, [online], 17 March 2013 (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2013) Bijoux de Kant’s Conspiracy: Gender Melancholia and the Mourning of the Present, Lifo, [online], 20 January 2013. (In Greek) Link  

Papadopoulos, A (2013) Shit on Poetry or How to Write Poems when People Die out of Hunger, Lifo, [online], 20 November 2012. (In Greek) Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2012) Golden Dawn’s Porn and the Pleasure of Evil. Lifo,[online], 27 October 2012. (in Greek)  Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2012) Is Marx Right-Wing in Greece? The Revolution of Ignorance and the Mediation of Despair (or What Happens when Crisis Victims Meet Crisis Experts). Greek Left Review, [online], 27 March 2012. Link

Papadopoulos, A. (2011) Graphic Novels, Homosexuality and Anarchy in 1980s Athens: Spiderman’s Provocations and Dimitris Papaioannou’s Erotic Manifestos, Lifo, [online], 20 November 2011. Link 




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