The Temporary Academy of Arts presents Waste/d Film at State of Concept Athens
13 & 14 June, 6-10 pm
A two-day event, presenting 19 films proposed by different initiatives in collaboration with PAT, as part of Waste/d research.
Participants: Amoqa / Artıkişler collective / Artycok / Alzbeta Bacikova / Zbynek Baladran / Balkan Can KINO / Ege Berensel / Chai Khana / Colectivo Vlop Cinema / Ethnofest / David Fedele / Nayra Sanz Fuentes / Fradique / GERAÇÃO 80 / Vit Havranek / Oktay İnce / Katerina Markoulaki / Paula Pin & Maria Mitsopoulou (Transnoise) + Wendy Ann Mansilla / Merri Mkrtchyan / Yuri Muraoka / Pugnant Film Series / Rojava Film Collective / La Société Spectrale / Jonida Gashi, Pleurad Xhafa and Armando Lulaj / Guram Saqvarelidze / Eirini Tampasouli / M. Woods
video still: Huntingames, La Société Spectrale, 2019
The Temporary Academy of Arts (Yota Ioannidou, Elpida Karaba, Vangelis Vlahos, Despina Zefkili) has invited selected institutions and collectives, colleagues, theorists and artists with a special interest in film and archives, in order to create a ‘waste/d’ film rhizome.
Waste/d Film inaugurates the collaboration of PAT and State of Concept Athens which will culminate in 2022 when PAT will take over the artistic directorship of State of Concept for a year to develop Waste/d through exhibitions and public programs.
Waste/d is an ongoing research and education project which explores new aspects of waste/d subjects and matter (from precarious art workers bodies and new ‘wasted’ subjects produced by the pandemic to the abject and the –socially, sexually, politically– overlooked during ‘conditions of exception’ that are usually related to “sophisticated” methods of ‘cleaning’ (from toxic politics to state violence enacted through the form of “clearing out”). Four different live events and a publication have been produced so far.
With this event PAT presents its research to audiences, inviting them to be in dialogue, exchange and coalition, and to form a web of kins through which to think of waste/d matters differently.
The films that are collected, re-consider concepts such as dystopia, affirmation, militancy, lyricism, affect, agonism, and are curated by PAT in collaboration with the invited institutions, as a way to disseminate knowledge on the basis of a pedagogy of sharing.
Waste/d Film is part of PAT’s research methodology, creating spaces of exchange, based on what Elena Loizidi, Reader in Law and Political Theory at the School of Law, Birkbeck College, has described as mutual aid (on the occasion of Waste/d Live “No event for Thursday, Nov 7, 2019”). The institutions, collective initiatives, artists and theorists invited by PAT to share their own reading of Waste/d, the idea being not to form a universal, generic cartography of Waste/d but rather to highlight experiences from specific geographical and theoretical areas.
A handbook designed by Studio Lialios Vazoura will accompany the event, providing reference for future use and extensions of the waste/d project.
Yannis Kantea Papadopoulos, Smooth Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, Tatia Skhirtladze, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis