Sequence Error

Single Channel HD Video
11 min.
Greece 2011

“SEQUENCE ERROR”: (Computer Science) An error that arises when the arrangement of items in a set, does not follow some specified order.


“Sequence Error” is inspired by the well known Karl Marx quote, “History repeats itself first as tragedy and than as farce”, and re-uses parts of two famous speeches of the 20th century delivered by Che Guevara (1963) and George Marshal (1947). In a contemporary corporate environment and on the occasion of a sudden system crisis, two leaders of two different groups (workers vs. executives) deliver some parts of the two aforementioned speeches.



– “Polyglossia”, Group Show, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, 2011


– “The Right to Silence?” (online), Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, City University of New York, USA

– “Depression Era”, Slought, Philadelphia

– /Uncinematic – George Drivas Solo Show, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

– “(IM)MATERIAL GESTURES, An Alternative Geography of Curating”,  Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
– “As Rights Go By”, Group Show, Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

– “VideoZoom Greece”, c|e contemporary, Milan, Italy
– “Ex-Change: Risk”, Group Show, House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece

– “Depression Era”, Group Show, Hungarian Month of Photography, Csontváry Művészeti Udvarház Bercsényi Hall, Budapest
– “Videozoom: Greece”, Group Show,  Sala 1 – Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
– “Depression Era”, Group Show, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
– “The Laboratory Diaries: A Study on Human Adjustment – A Tribute to George Drivas”. Athens International Film Festival, Greek Cinematheque.
– “future past – past future”, Group Show, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany

– “Hybrid Stories”, Group Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

– Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
– PANORAMA_CYNETART, Projektzentrum fuer zeitgenoessische Kunst, Riesa Efau, Kultur Forum Dresden, Germany
– “INVIDEO”, Intern. Exhibition of Video and Cinema Beyond, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
– “Melancholy in Progress”, Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
– “FILE”, Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
– “Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid, Spain
– “New Clarity”, V-KUNST / Video and Media Art Exhibition,  Frankfurt am Main, Germany
– “ÉCU”, The European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
– “Annual Exhibition”, Group Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA

– “Les Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
– “Polyglossia”, Group Show, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece


“Il processo di spietata selezione che si pratica nelle situazioni di crisi è rappresentato con precisione in Sequence Error di George Drivas, dove silenziosamente, attraverso, brevi selezioni e incontri si compie l’esclusione dal mondo del lavoro. Nei costumi globalizzati delle Corporation non esiste il dramma. Tutto avviene negli ambiennti “sleek”, trasparenti e cristallini dei grandi Grattacieli in cui si esercita il potere. Come la nuova Science Fiction di Nolan e del “Nuovo Distacco”, l’eleganza asessuata del Prada-Style diventa simbolo di nuove distanze come gli ambienti minimalisti del nuovo design. La perdita sociale è una “Piccola Morte”, che colpisce i concetti centrali del ruolo sociale e della struttura lavorativa.”
Dars Magazine, Italy, (Dec. 2014)
Lorenzo Taiuti, 'Videozoom: Grecia'
“Worthy of attention at CoCA Georgetown is George Drivas’ “Sequence Error” video. “Sequence Error” is a gorgeous, dreamy, psychological thriller with a vague plot that implicates all kinds of systems — capitalism, politics — and, ultimately, viewers themselves.”
The Seattle Times, (Jan. 2012)
Gayle Clemans, 'CoCA juried show: no theme but plenty of meaning'
“A microcosm that echoes Greece’s current economic crisis (…), the work exposes Greece’s situation within the framework of a system that turns people into numbers.”
Frieze Magazine (June 2011)
Stephanie Bailey, 'Polyglossia'