In collaboration with Persefoni Myrtsou. Single-channel video, 22:10 mins
Created during an exchange program in Thessaloniki, the video evokes a Karaoke experience that celebrates popular music among Greeks and Israelis. Spanning early 20th century ‘classics’ to contemporary trash-pop, the songs share similar melodies but differ in lyrical interpretation. For “Playback,” several Greek songs and their appropriated Israeli counterparts become hybrids, composed of fragments of video clips from YouTube uploads. Live performances, official music videos, stills, and fan interpretations in both countries are assembled into a carefully-composed audiovisual collage where the ‘familiar’ overshadows the ‘other’ as songs disintegrate and conjoin.