French-Greek filmmaker Romain Gavras is presenting his new work “Gener8ion” at the Onassis Foundation in Athens on January 15 through February 27.
Gavras, who has directed music videos for world-renown artists like Kanye West, M.I.A., Jay-Z, and Justice, has prepared his fresh multimedia project in co-production with Onassis Culture, French art collective Iconoclast and music producer Surkin.
Presented at three different locations of the Onassis Foundation, -Onassis Mandra, Onassis Ready and Onassis Stegi- the Gener8ion multimedia installation describes a dystopian future set in the year 2034, and also brings in actress Charlize Theron in the role of an artificial intelligence scanner which collects human emotions.
“It was the first time I was filming in Greece and I felt very comfortable. With the support of Onassis Culture and my amazing Greek team, we created something I could not do anywhere else in the world, which was built from images and locations of Greece that I had in mind as a child,” notes Gavras, adding that “children are always children, they do things that children do and create memories even if the world collapses.”
The official video GENER8ION 070 Shake – Neo Surf is available on YouTube on https://youtu.be/saIN0h_r7ws while more information is available on https://www.onassis.org/whats-on/gener8ion