which is designed to have both a documentary and an evolving character,
is presented in the form of a cyber-retrospective, a digital catalogue
of a quarter of a century of creativity (1975-1999). We have opted to use
text and photography to demonstrate the deployment of an international
and interdisciplinary practice, which explores analogue as well as digital
media, and links the still and the moving image, sound, live action, projection
environments, time and space.
This site is organised
in a double way, both by thematic cycles and by ‘genres’ (films, ‘expanded’
cinema, installation-environments, videos, photographic series, sound).
Web pages include photos and the original text that accompanied each work
at its showing. Together, these texts (first handed out at screenings,
then published in books, catalogues and magazines or even broadcast on
radio programmes) form a sort of diary of our artistic journey. Running
in parallel, an anthology of writings on our work by critics and theorists
echoes our practice.
If we have chosen
for the time being not to include animated sequences or sound, it is because
our audiovisual work fundamentally relies on duration, uninterrupted flux,
undulation and sensory immersion – all principles which are, in our view,
in contradiction with the Internet’s current form.
For the moment,
we have been drawn towards the idea of an interactive book-on-the-screen.
This site, created
between Paris and Athens, would not exist without the friendship and intensive
collaboration of Gelina Iconomopoulou, whom we thank most heartily for
her precious technical support.
Maria Klonaris / Katerina Thomadaki, december