Maria Klonaris, who sadly passed away a year ago, has left an oeuvre defined by the strength of her artistic and feminist commitments. Together with Katerina Thomadaki, they have been subverting gender and exploring the bodily identity through their films, performances, installations and multimedia works. The two films presented in this tribute to the artist, Pulsar (2001) and Selva. A Portrait of Parvaneh Navai (1981-83), illustrate the singularity of Klonaris' and Thomadaki's cinéma corporel (cinema of the body) which has left a strong mark on the experimental scene in Paris.
"The extraordinarily beautiful Selva was a real revelation for me - the most impressive film I was able to see in Nicole Brenez's important French experimental film retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, and one of the most rewarding non narrative features I can recall ever seeing anywhere." Jonathan Rosenbaum, July 18th, 2000.
Screening introduced by Katerina Thomadaki.
- Pulsar (Maria Klonaris/Katerina Thomadaki, 2001, DV, col., sound, 14')
- Selva. Un portrait de Parvaneh Navaï (Maria Klonaris, 1981-83, Super 8mm (transfered to 35mm), col., sound Dolby SR, 70'.)
This film has been restored from Super 8 to 35mm by the Archives françaises du Film/CNC under the supervision of Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki.