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✓b. 1988 Athens, GR
✓does art with computors
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Anti-Gone by theo triantafyllidis


THEO TRIANTAFYLLIDIS

Anti-Gone
2020 Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier


Performances 26,27,28 & 30 January 2020  Daily at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Duration: 75 mins, no intermission
Biodigital Theatre at New Frontier Central, Park City, Utah
Book here:  sundance.org/projects/anti-gone 
Tickets: sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival/get-tickets  

Announcing the premiere of Theo Triantafyllidis’ Anti-Gone at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier, programmed by Chief Curator Shari Frilot. Commissioned and produced by Onassis Culture, Anti-Gone is a new mixed reality performance by inspired the comic book of the same name by Connor Willumsen. Anti-Gone incorporates live performance with real time simulation to explore the social impacts of technology, privilege and the beginnings and ends of worlds.

Adapting the mechanics of open world video games, Triantafyllidis revises traditional narrative into a continuous simulation, taking place in a meticulously crafted 3D world, full of visual signifiers of paradise: a bright blue ocean, lush multicolored vegetation, a sunken city lit by glowing sunsets. This world is also riddled with social unrest and mutation, a post-climate change world where environmental catastrophe has become normalized. The vestiges of late-capitalist culture - consumerism, inequality, social unrest - live on, clinging like barnacles to the ruins of civilization. This work features Spyda and Lynxa on their sailboat, as they glide from shopping to movies to psychedelic drugs, and social unrest. Using a motion capture suit and virtual reality headset as embodied interfaces, actors perform both onstage and in the virtual world. Performing alongside them on-stage, Triantafyllidis and his team of game engineers direct and shape the world in real-time.

Triantafyllidis’ hybrid theater becomes a mirror of the demands made by the hyperactive disorientation and confusion of our mediated “real” lives and class gap tensions. The virtual world Triantafyllidis has created is a portrait of the complexities of our world, consumed by the game-logic of the virtual worlds we’d like to inhabit. As the fourth wall becomes merged with the audience’s perception, Anti-Gone proposes an alternate perspective of universal concerns for the present and future, which may very well already be our past.

Commissioned and Produced by Onassis Culture

Special Thanks to: The Breeder, Athens.

Mari Spirito, Commissioning Curator; Matthew Doyle, Adaptation and Assistant Direction; Performers: Lindsey Normington, Zana Gankhuyag, and Matthew Doyle; Music by Cameron Stallones; Lighting by Connor Childs; Production design by Polina Miliou; Motion Capture technology provided by Noitom MoCap; Thank you for our pilot performance at Human Resources, Los Angeles, UCLA Design Media Arts, Bitforms Gallery, Barco Projectors.

Project Website - Press Kit Here


~meanwhile~

Pastoral, my solo show at Eduardo Secci Contemporary, in Florence, Italy curated by Swan Station (Luca Pozzi) is extended and on view thru February 15th 2020. A playable version of Pastoral, a new short video game is also available online here.

An interview with Jamin Warren is now online on Killscreen. We trace game influences from my past work till Anti-Gone.


selected works

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Anti-Gone, 2020
A Performance in Mixed Reality by Theo Triantafyllidis
Commissioned and Produced by Onassis Culture

Duration: 3 acts, 60mins, no intermission

Writer (Original Comic Book): Connor Willumsen
Key Collaborator: Matthew Doyle
Production Manager, Set and Costume Design: Polina Miliou
Curator: Mari Spirito
Cast: Lindsey Normington, Zana Gankhuyag, Matthew Doyle
Composer and Live Music Performance: Cameron Stallones
Lighting Engineer: Connor Childs
Motion Capture and Movement Coach: Rachel Ho
Lead Programmer: Stalgia Grigg
Lead 3D Character Designer: Joseph Melhuish
3D Artists: Sara Drake, Ryan Decker, Siyao Zheng

Motion Capture technology provided by Noitom MoCap

Special thanks to:
The Breeder, Athens
Sundance New Frontier
Meredith Rosen Gallery, NY
Human Resources, Los Angeles
UCLA Design Media Arts
Bitforms Gallery
Barco Projectors

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Bird Scooter by theo triantafyllidis


some birds arent meant to be caged, 2019
Theo Triantafyllidis
Salvaged bird™ electrical scooter parts, racing stickers, hair extensions

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Pastoral by theo triantafyllidis
Pastoral by theo triantafyllidis
Pastoral by theo triantafyllidis
Pastoral by theo triantafyllidis

Self Portrait (Reclining Ork), 2019
Digitally woven tapestry of in-game screenshot
50x70”

Pastoral, 2019
VideogameHD TV, Gaming PC, Game Controller
Pastoral (Environment), 2019
Site Specific Immersive Installation
Hay, Artificial Sunset, Pair of Blue Morpho Butterflies

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Studio Visit by theo triantafyllidisStudio Visit by theo triantafyllidisStudio Visit by theo triantafyllidis


Studio Visit, 2018

Theo Triantafyllidis


Site Specific Mixed Reality Installation

Dimensions: 23ftx37ftx15ft(height)


Prints on Plywood, HDTVs on Wooden stands

Room Scale Tracking, Gaming PC, Performance Documentation



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Painting by theo triantafyllidisPainting by theo triantafyllidis

Painting, 2018

Theo Triantafyllidis


Wall Mounted Mixed Media Piece

Dimensions: 71”(height) x 142”(width) x 1” Thick


Print on Plywood, Laser Cut Acrylic, Construction Fencing

Video on embedded HDTV, Performance Documentation



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Nike by theo triantafyllidisNike by theo triantafyllidis

Nike, 2018

Theo Triantafyllidis


Augmented Sculpture

Dimensions: 78cm x 228cm(base) x 288”(height)


Print on Plywood, HD V on Wooden stand

Room Scale Tracking, Gaming PC, Performance Documentation


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Twister at Elevator MondaysTwister at Elevator Mondays

Twister,
2018
Filip Kostic and Theo Triantafyllidis 

Site specific 2-player virtual reality experience
2 VR Rigs with full body tracking, 2 Custom PCs

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Staphyloculus by theo triantafyllidis Staphyloculus by theo triantafyllidis

Staphyloculus (or the paradox of site specificity of virtual realities),
2017
Theo Triantafyllidis

Sound design: Holly Waxwing
On Site team: Jenny Rodenhouse, Eli Joteva, Lander
Additional Photogrammetry: Regis Boissenin
3D Scanning, 3D Modelling, Exhibition Design: Polina Miliou
Commissioned by NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, DE

Room scale virtual reality experience
VR Rig, VR-ready PC

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Seamless by theo triantafyllidis Seamless by theo triantafyllidis

Seamless,
2017
Theo Triantafyllidis
Sound design by Diego Navarro
Screen piece, custom software, live simulation.
3x 72” HDTV, gaming PC

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Seamless (Isola Ferdinandea), 2017
Theo Triantafyllidis
Sound design by Diego Navarro
Installation Design by Polina Miliou
Large scale hologram, custom software
4K Holographic Projection, Gaming PC
Commissioned by Hyper Pavilion, for the Venice Biennial 2017

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Prometheus by theo triantafyllidis
Prometheus by theo triantafyllidis

Prometheus,
2017
Theo Triantafyllidis
Screen piece, custom software, live simulation
HDTV, gaming PC


gECKO rIDEMPTION by theo triantafyllidis gECKO rIDEMPTION by theo triantafyllidis

Gecko Ridemption,
2017
Theo Triantafyllidis & Alex Rickett
Browser Multiplayer Game
Commissioned by Adult Swim

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a mountain made to look like a person holding a knife by theo triantafyllidis
a mountain made to look like a person holding a knife by theo triantafyllidis

a mountain made to look like a person holding a knife

Solo Show by Theo Triantafyllidis
at Sargent's Daughters Gallery, NY
November 11 – December 18, 2016

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mountain by theo triantafyllidis
a mountain made to look like a person holding a knife by theo triantafyllidis

Mountain (Screen Piece), 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
Screen piece, custom software, live simulation.
HD TV, Mac Mini

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mountin by theo triantafyllidis

Mountain (Ceramic), 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
Ceramic, Laser cut acrylic.
Dimensions: 11x11x16”(height)

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Self Portait(Interior) by theo triantafyllidis

Self Portrait (Interior)
, 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
virtual reality experience
VR Headset, software, gaming PC

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Le Cabanon, 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
Site Specific Installation.
Software, custom wireless game controller,
projector, gaming PC

Installation Design: Polina Miliou

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how to everything by theo triantafyllidis how to everything by theo triantafyllidis

How to Everything, 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
Screen piece, custom software, live simulation.
HD Projector, gaming PC

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Still Life with Yumyums by theo triantafyllidis
Still Life with Yumyums by theo triantafyllidis

Still Life with Yumyums, 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis
Screen piece, custom software, live simulation.
72” HD TV, gaming PC

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texts

how to everything: a comprehensive guide, 2016
Theo Triantafyllidis

a egg, a blob, a red rock, a pervert from deviantart, a smartphone, a banana, a sombrero, a anvil, a compsognathus, a hand, a noodle, a plant, a knife, a balloon, a bomb, and a nose are put into a text. you won’t believe what happens next!

a collection of essays, poems, short stories and images that avoid describing the work and research of an artist, while giving a peek at the process from which it emerges.

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