Laboratory of Dilemmas

Laboratory of Dilemmas

21st TDF: World Premiere

A VR experience based on Aeschylus’ theatre play Iketides (Suppliant Women), which poses a dilemma between saving the Foreigner and maintaining the safety of the Native. The work originally presented as an installation piece in Venice Biennale, deals with the anguish, puzzlement, and confusion of individuals and social groups when called upon to address similar dilemmas, and focuses on the play’s dilemma through the excerpts of an unfinished documentary in the form of found footage about a scientific experiment. The film is screened out of competition.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: George Drivas
Script: George Drivas
Actors: Charlotte Rampling, Yorgos Kotanidis, Lazaros Georgakopoulos, Kora Karvouni, Polidoros Vogiatzis, Rena Kyproti, Panos Kalofolias
Producers: George Drivas, Fenia Cossovitsa, Elias Ledakis
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 30΄

George Drivas

George Drivas was born in Athens. He represented Greece at the Venice Biennale in 2017. George Drivas’s work has been featured as a solo show at AnnexM / Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall (2020), the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2018 and 2009), and La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, (2017), and in over 150 group exhibitions or festivals such as: “New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; “Rencontres Internationales,” Louvre Museum, Paris; “back forward rewind”, Media Art Lab, Moscow; “Imagined Communities”, 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art_Videobrasil, São Paulo; and “Antidoron – The EMST Collection,” documenta 14, Kassel. George Drivas’s work is part of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) collection in Athens.


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2009 Empirical Data (short)
2011 Sequence Error (short)
2014 Kepler (short)
2019 Empirical Data 2_0 (short)
2023 Kaizo (short)