From June 14 to September 18, 2023, the Museo Reina Sofia will show the works of Angela Melitopoulos in the retrospective "Cine(so)matrix". Starting from her latest project Matri-Linear B, currently in progress, the exhibition traces her artistic evolution from 1999 to the present.
Her works focus primarily on her use of video as installation and essay, thus Melitopoulos uses them as tools for sensory interventions on the real and explores the historical and technological conditions of our cinematic experience of the world. Melitopoulos also explores memory, perception, and the formation of a collective historical consciousness in her videos and installations, delving into specific themes such as resistance to the dispersion of migrant communities' memory in Europe, territorial struggles against extractivism in Greece, and the presence of animist thought in Japan's technological society.
The exhibition is an essay on this form of experimental cinema and the most comprehensive retrospective on the artist to date.