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24th Athens International Film Festival

Machining center (D12 building) - The impenetrable hyperactivity of the "Model"

Kostas Sfikas' the "Model" celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be screening on repeat in a spacious darkened theater with no discernible beginning and or end - not that it ever had one to begin with.

Kostas Sfikas' the "Model"1 celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be screening on repeat in a spacious darkened theater with no discernible beginning and or end - not that it ever had one to begin with.

In the center of the building, four screens will define the limits of a "moving room", whose walls with project early 20th Century Avant-garde films, while Fred Astaire will be traversing the entire surface of the walls.

(Images from ancient art works, Renaissance paintings and contemporary art installations will intervene, almost uninvited)

Inside this atypical "room", Mr Girl will perform an idiosyncratic concerto for EWI, a musical collage with high harmonics and poetic false relations, a hide-and-seek game with the electro inflections hiding out in Bach and Tsitsanis' music.

Claude Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" will coexist with Stéphane Mallarmé's poem of the same name, while a handful of emblematic words from Papadiamantis' " A Dream on the Wave" will infiltrate the music.

Two photography pioneers, Man Ray ("Le Retour à la Raison", "Emak-Bakia", "L’Étoile de Mer") and Paul Strand ("Manhatta") will be lending a hand, along with "Dark Into the Light", shot on a cell phone by Orestis Andreadakis.

NOTE: Beware, you'll probably see yourself staring back at you at some point.

Friday, September 26th
18:00 - 23:00
City of Athens Technopolis

1 "Model" (1974) Written and directed by: Kostas Sfikas Cinematography: Giorgos Kavayas 3D Models: G. Valavanidis Production, Set dressing & Supervision: Anna Sfikas Duration: 90’

 

Associates: Valentino Beikof (music) - Katerina Psychi (art)


      Frame - Light - Motion

      Frame - Light - Motion

      Innovathens (cylindrical D4 building)  The experience of constant motion

      Innovathens (cylindrical D4 building) The experience of constant motion

      24 screens will be projecting excerpts from 1000 film trailers, which - far from describing reality or fantasy - will demonstrate out participation in both.