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Residency of Alexandros Zilos & Ioanna Lykou

presented by Little Islands Festival
Participating countries:
  • Allbania
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Film
  • Heritage
  • Photography
  • Storytelling
  • Visual Arts


  • From 01-02-2023 to 31-12-2023


Olympias 10
GR 84100 Syros Open location

Project summary

Departing from the Aegean Sea and the Little Islands Festival, the duo Ioanna Lykou and Alexandros Zilos experiment with the boundaries between interactive and observational documentary around the concept of "Homonarrans". Through ethnography, anthropology and contemporary audiovisual arts, they are interested in combining the "indirect" discourse of history with the "direct" discourse of memory in a narrative space where archetypal forms of myths, symbols and representations acquire new cultural meanings in time and place. In this process, "Homonarrans" emerges as a timeless and necessary figure for the socialisation of real or imagined experiences that reflect human destiny in its fragility and immortality. Partners in this project will be Foca Film days and Travel Fest Albania.


Alexandros Zilos & Ioanna Lykou


Ioanna Lykou is a theatrologist, director and curator,holding an MA in Intercultural Theatre(UniversityofExeterUK).In collaboration with the Culture Department of South Aegean Region,she organizes creative workshops for theatrical practice in education.In recent years she has been involved in audiovisual production,collaborating with important Greek directors(Stavros Psyllakis,George Panousopoulos)and curating artistic projects and residency programs.She is the artistic director of Little Island Festival from 2018. Alexandros Zilos is a professional photographer,videographer and video editor. Approaching creatively his BA in Conservation Biology(PlymouthUniversityUK),he studied Videography(SAE) and Video Editing(Intergraphics).He has worked for short films,documentaries and various AV projects for socio-cultural organizations.Having lived at the Greek barren line in and traveled to 3 different continents,he delved into the documentation of socio-political aspects of cultural heritage in interconnection with the environmental landscape. Their artistic research and practice as a duo approach the ethnography and anthropology fields through audiovisual arts,seeking to unravel stories,myths,symbols,images,representations that are transmuted in the social fabric in ways that reflect and redefine the dynamics of cultural meanings. Re-collections of Sikinos(2022),a short documentary about stories and memories of the small cycladic island’s community, is their first film.

Art disciplines:
  • Film
  • Heritage
  • Photography

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