Film as Film: Theory and Practice in the Work of Gregory J. Markopoulos Symposium & Screenings Basel, 23 & 24 April 2015
Basel University, eikones Forum and Stadkino Basel will host Film as Film: Theory and Practice in the Work of Gregory J. Markopoulos on 23 & 24 April 2015. This symposium and screening series is the first of its kind to be focused on Markopoulos, and will bring together many of the most knowledgeable individuals interested in his work. This event is open to the public.
The Greek-American filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928–1992) was one of the key figures in the development of postwar avant-garde film, and a co-founder of the New American Cinema Group. In his exquisitely stylized and dreamlike early films, and in the stunning works of the sixties and seventies, Markopoulos formulated a maverick aesthetic characterized by incomparable formal rigor, fascinating beauty, and the penetrating representation of interior worlds that emerge from the entwinement of image and sound into an ecstatic filmic language.