Angela Melitopoulos foregrounds experimentation with new formats, multi-screen works, performance, expanded cinema and philosophically grounded video essays. Her work focuses on mnemopolitics, migration/mobility and narration in relation to electronic/digital media and documentation. She organizes international seminars, initiates and engages in collaborative and activist media projects.
In her work Passing Drama, she deals with the question of minorities, such as the case of Pontus Greeks. One-and-a-half million Pontus Greeks, among them Melitopoulos’s grandparents, were driven out of various regions of present-day Turkey and forced to seek refuge in Greece between 1921 and 1925. Many of the children of these refugees, including Melitopoulos’s father, were brought to Germany to work in the labor camps during the World War II. Because they were constantly coming and going, they were unable to develop their own history. History is linked to subject. But minorities are not subjects. The position of the individual has always been erased by the movements of history.