They surf in the canal of Corinth, leaving an iridescent green color in their path, they rock on an emblematic ship carcass that is tilted in the Saronic and in the decommissioned landscape of the old Hellinikon airport, they climb the sea of Apollo in Sounio, they dive into the sea. refineries, chasing an ostrich waving samurai swords.
It is a group of lazy young people in Attica of 2034 who wander in a devastated world, without vision, drenched in a sense of lurking violence and riddle poetry and the protagonists in the videos of the clip. «Neo Surf», which was uploaded just four days ago to YouTube and has almost 1.5 million views.
His “child” Romain Gavras and his DJ Surkin, with her participation 070 Shake, the «Neo Surf» is the first work in Greece of a Greek-born French author of her much-discussed videos Μ.I.ONE., του Kanye West and of justice, including. And at the same time, a taste of the installation «Gener8tion» coming in January 2022 at Roof of the Onassis Foundation, in its co-production Onassis Culture with iconoclast.tv.
“This is not a post-apocalyptic scenario, because Apocalypse, like the future, is already here.” The organizers support this flight in the near future, which in four and a half minutes crosses well-known corners of Athens through the temperamental gaze of the well-known director.
Romain Gavras for “Generation – Neo Surf»At the Onassis Foundation
The son of the eminent director Costas Gavras, the 40-year-old creator has provoked public debate with his dynamic writing and sometimes shocking images. His video clip for the track «Oh my god» of Jamie XX brought him one Golden Lion in the Cannes International Festival of Creativity (Cannes Lions) of 2016. His biography includes large-scale films with a famous cast, with the first «Us Day I will Come» (Notre day viendra, 2010), starring Bensan Kassel. The “The world belongs to you” (2018), with him, Isabel Azani and Karim Leklou and François Damian, was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, as part of the Fortnight of Directors and won many nominations at the César Awards. Romain Gavras is currently working on his third major film.
Speaking about the Gener8tion project, he states: “It was the first time I was shooting in Greece and I felt very comfortable. With the support of Onassis Culture and my amazing Greek team, we created something I could not create anywhere else in the world, which was built from images and locations of Greece that I had in mind as a child. Children are always, they do things that children do and memories even if the world collapses “.
The GENER8ION on the Roof of the Onassis Foundation
The multidisciplinary collaborative project of Gavras and Surkin that is circulating in Athens is recommended as “a multimedia installation for a future reminiscent of the present”. This is the first of a series of audiovisual works that combine innovative formats and projections in unexpected spaces. The installation on the Roof will consist of three audiovisual works in a world premiere. Its starting point was an original EP released in 2016, while the project was reborn in 2021 with the first track “Neo Surf”, performed by 070 Shake, which is a close collaboration between Kanye West and the artists of his company, GOOD Music . The public presentation of the video clip in its original triptych took place at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris. Unreleased and exclusive shots of the shooting that will be provided at the Onassis Foundation in Athens from January 8, 2022.