GUESTS, EVENTS + PERFORMANCES

JÜRGEN REBLE + THOMAS KÖNER, Artists in Focus

Artists-in-focus Jürgen Reble and Thomas Köner debuted their new live-cinema performance on Syros’ central Miaouli Square.

Artist-in-focus Jürgen Reble presented in a public discussion his performance, films and working methods at Laoutari Café.

JOHAN GRIMONPREZ, Artist in Focus

Artist-in-focus Johan Grimonprez presented two of his films, Double Take and dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, and led a discussion on his filmmaking at Laoutari Café.

MIGUEL GOMES, Artist in Focus

Artist-in-focus Miguel Gomes presented two of his own films — Tabu and Our Beloved Month of August — as well as an inspirational film by Manoel de Oliveira, Rite of Spring. He led a conversation on his films and filmmaking at Laoutari Café.

NADAH EL SHAZLY: Live at Komito Beach

Cairo-based composer Nadah El Shazly performed a live set before the screenings at Komito Beach.

ΣTELLA: Live at Komito Beach

Athens-based pop outfit Σtella closed out the evening at Komito Beach with a live set.

MIKE COOPER & NADAH EL SHAZLY: People on Sunday Live Score at Tarsanas Shipyard

One of the earliest pieces of film to hybridize fiction with documentary, creating entirely new cinematic forms, People on Sunday also happened to have been crafted by a litany of directors who went on to have illustrious careers: Robert Siodmak, Edgar Ulmer, Billy Wilder, and Fred Zimmerman.

Carrying on the collaborative spirit of the creation of the film, musicians Mike Cooper and Nadah El Shazly co-live scored the film as the closing event of SIFF 2018, tucked between the boats of Tarsanas shipyard.

GAËLLE ROUARD: Performance at Agios Athanasios

French filmmaker and expanded cinema performer Gaëlle Rouard performed her new work, M…H, in a breathless midnight screening deep in the canyon of Agios Athanasios.

MIKE COOPER + VICKY BISBIKI: Performance at "Manos Eleftheriou" Quarry

British musical legend Mike Cooper partnered with Vicky Bisbiki (from the artist collective Medea Electronique), who in turn “digested” Mike’s performance with a live-camera feed, turning Cooper’s performance and the audience into images and establishing a direct connection between the music and the visual synthesis. The walls of the quarry became the set, Cooper the actor, and Bismpiki’s visuals a new cinematic realm – all live, in front of (and in use of!) the audience.