Courtesy of the Historical Archive of Syros – GAK [Rigopoulos collection]
Courtesy of the Historical Archive of Syros – GAK [Rigopoulos collection]

What does it mean to work with archives situated within specific geographic, political and cultural contexts? How do archival materials reflect local histories, but also shape contemporary perceptions and conditions? What interpretative modes can be generated from engaging with these archives via diverse disciplines and media? And how can extended collaboration lead to new forms of artistic and filmmaking practic

Courtesy of the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center in Cairo
Courtesy of the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center in Cairo

Taking up these questions, Peripheral Vision is an extended hybrid online and on-site workshop conceived by SIFF for filmmakers and artists focusing on cross-media interpretive strategies for audiovisual archives, moderated by filmmaker and Cimatheque co-founder Tamer El Said. Held in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Athen and in collaboration with the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center in Cairo, Syros Sound Meetings, and the Historical Archive of Syros – GAK, the workshop has led to the development of seven collaborative projects by eleven participating filmmakers/artists: After Film (Theofanis Dalezios, Joshua Olsthoorn), Elena Chantzis, Kamilla Gylfadóttir, Anna Lioka, Dimitra Mitsaki, Alex Morelli, Tram Nghiem, Phantom Investigations (Giannis Delagrammatikas, Ino Varvariti), Alexandra Saliba. The projects include five films, one interactive installation, and a participatory archive.

Courtesy of the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center in Cairo
Courtesy of the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center in Cairo

Τhe leader and participants of the workshop will engage in an open discussion with the public on July 23 (Hotel Ploes, 18:00).

 

In cooperation with

Courtesy of the Historical Archive of Syros – GAK [Rigopoulos collection]
Courtesy of the Historical Archive of Syros – GAK [Rigopoulos collection]