Please note the changes in the program

Wednesday, 16 May

Welcome / 14:15-15:00


Representative of the Dept. of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Claudia Slanar (Curator, Blicke Cinema)
Maria Oikonomou

1: SCENERIES / 15:00-16:30
(focuses on the projection of history onto geographical, architectural or discursive “scapes”, the landscape of Thessaly and the museum space)

Konstantinos Kalantzis (University College London)
Dowsing the Past: Reflections on Film, Ethnography and Historical Imaginaries in Thessaly

Chris Zisis (Hamburg University)
Visual and Material Displays of Migration Histories in Museums/ Exhibitions in Germany

2: BODIES / 17:00-18:30
(deals with the documentation of animal as well as human bodies, their intersections, “becomings” and capabilities)

Irene Gerogianni (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture)
Attenberg: Nature Documentaries and the Performance of Becoming (-Animal)

Tullio Richter-Hansen (Freie Universität Berlin)
Sporting Queerness: Film Sports as Documentaristic Incidents in ‘Greek Weird Cinema’

SCREENING / 19:00-20:45

Passing Drama (Angela Melitopoulos, 1999, 66 min., subtitled)

— The artist will be present

Thursday, 17 May

3: CROSS-OVERS / 10:00-11:30

 Iakovos Panagopoulos (University of Central Lancashire / Blackpool & The Fylde College)
Documentary Modes in Feature Fiction Films: The Case of Petros Sevastikoglou and his Film “Electra 2014” 

Afroditi Nikolaidou (Hellenic Open University)
Documentary Filmmaking and Journalism Practice: Tracing a Genealogy of Greek Documentary Journalism

4: OTHER/S / 12:00-13:30
(confronts the Lacanian concept of the Big Other with the re-creation of the Greek Jewish Culture)

Deniss Boldavesko (University of Vienna)
Lanthimos meets Lacan: When Fiction Has More Truth than Pre-Filmic Reality Itself

Kostis Kornetis (Carlos III University Madrid)
Visualizing Silence: Three Documentaries on Salonica’s Jewish Past

5: SELF/S / 15:00-16:30
(explores constructions of identity through a collective historical past and through the private aesthetics of filmic diaries)

 Kristina Gedgaudaite (Merton College, University of Oxford)
Smyrna in Your Pocket: Strategies of Framing the Memory of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)

Geli Mademli (University of Amsterdam)
Diaries in Flux: The Aesthetics of Obsolescence in New Greek Essay Documentaries

6: INVENTIONS / 17:00-18:30
(analyzes collective amateur film practices and audiovisual archives as ways of inventing a people)         

Ulrich Meurer (University of Vienna / Central European University, Budapest)
The People Is Missing: Laboratory Athens & Minor Cinema

Athena Peglidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
From Folklore Audiovisual Archives to Documentaries: The Colonial Gaze and the Aesthetics of National  Authenticity

Friday, 18 May

PODIUM / 10:00-11:30    
‘Documenting futures / future documentaries’    

Maria Chalkou (Principal Editor of Filmicon)
Lydia Papadimitriou (John Moores University, Liverpool)
Ioannis Skopeteas (University of the Aegean)
Irene Stathi (University of the Aegean) – Moderation

7: REVERSIONS / 12:00-13:30
(focuses on two different ways of appropriating oppressive political tools and transforming them into a form or rhetoric of resistance)

Ram Krishna Ranjan (Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg)
Decolonial Thinking and Documentary: Towards an AestheSis that Reclaims, Repurposes and Reimagines Allegory

Brenda Hollweg (School of Fine Arts & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds)
Cine-Archaeology of the Camp: Olivier Zuchuat’s ‘”ike Stone Lions at the Gateway into Night” (2012) 

SCREENING / 15:00-16:30

Next Stop: Utopia (Apostolos Karakasis, 2015, 91 min., subtitled)

8: CONNECTIONS / 17:00-18:30
(examines the combination of units, either through (digital) links between parts of an archive or through spatial movement)

Anna Poupou (University of Athens / Hellenic Open University)
Documenting Urban History Through the Moving Image: The Film, the Archive and the City

Vasiliki Petsa (University of Peloponnese)
Cinematic Urban Trajectories: Documenting the Shifting Athenian Experience in Greek Road and Travel Films

SCREENING / 19:00-21:00

Athine [Αθήναι] (Eva Stefani, 1995, 38 min., subtitled)
What Time Is It? [Τι Ώρα Είναι;] (Eva Stefani, 2007, 26 min., subtitled)
Manuscript [Χειρόγραφο] (Eva Stefani, 2017, 12 min., subtitled)

— The artist will be present