Marianne Strapatsakis was born in Athens, Greece. Her first degree was from the Athens College of Technology in Interior Architecture. She continued her studies in Paris, with a five-year Grand from the Academy of Athens, where she graduated with the following degrees from: the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts a diploma in Painting and a Certificate in Sketch. She also received a Certificate in History of Art from the Ecole du Louvre, and a Diploma in Arts Plastiques, from the University of Sorbone, Paris I. Since 1980 she was a pioneer in Video Art in Greece, with emphasis on video installations in which she incorporates painting, sculpture and video. A characteristic work of hers is the installation “The Phantasmes of the Mediterranean or The Reflections of the Past”1989, a production of the Montpellier Festival, France, as a representative work that combines the three arts. From 2004 to 2014 she was a Founding Member, Professor and President of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University. In 2005 she was appointed as visiting professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Speedy Delivery Heroes ( Featured in Animating the New Hero)
The video of Marianne Strapatsakis and Giorgos Nikopoulos captures a dystopian evolution of delivery heroes in the Post COVID era.
The so-called “heroes” of the COVID and Post COVID era become game heroes of a digital game in simulation, a mixed reality: On the one hand, users of the hybrid app drive their package in a virtual environment and reduce the delivery time by playing. On the other hand, the heroes of the hybrid application are driven by users into the real world, reducing their chances of survival more and more.
Reality becomes the battlefield of the virtual world.