Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki inaugurated "in France, in the mid 70’s [...] the trend of self-depiction of women in film. This trend, which begins internationally in the 40’s, deals with the central question of identity and body language. The confrontation of women artists with their self-image and the exploration of their/our subjectivity goes beyond the personal level and meets collective preoccupations. Thus our first field of engagement was with identity and interpersonal relationship. Throughout all the films and performances of the Body Tetralogy (1975-1979), it is the woman/self that is questioned, meditated upon, put into images. Self-representation is double: we look at ourselves and at the same time we look at the Other, the I and the Other invade simultaneously our mental and visual space. Through this process, we have developed an alternative to the male scopic domination embedded in traditional cinema, in particular regarding women." 1
Programme: (selection by Katerina Thomadaki)
- Flash Passion (Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, 1970, Super 8, silent, 01:30)
- Double Labyrinthe (Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, 1975-76, Super 8, silent, 55:00)
- Smoking (Katerina Thomadaki, 1975/2016, Super 8, silent, 04:00)
Screening in HD, copies from Katerina Thomadaki.
- 1. "Dissident Bodies: Freeing the Gaze from Norms. On a Cinematic and Visual Arts Practice", Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki.