“ANAPARASTASIS: Life & Work of Jani Christou (1926-1970)”
ANAPARASTASIS – 10/20 years later
Ten years after its first screening, the documentary “Anaparastasis: Life & Work of Jani Christou (1926-1970)” is presented to the public again in a new cycle of special screenings, accompanied by special “events” – concerts, lectures, talks, discussions, screenings of rare material and documents. The film, which took 10 years to complete and completed another 10 years of screenings in Greece and cities across Europe – from movie theatres, universities and festivals to squats, bars and open-air spaces – will be hosted in beloved venues in Athens – and beyond – most of which are connected to the course of the film and research on the great composer.
*The film will be screened with english subtitles.
EPICYCLE – historical documents
Another film is added to the screenings organized at KET, the super-8mm experimental film by the visual artist Kosmas Xenakis (1925-1984), which was used by Jani Christou as a background for the first performance of “Epicycle” in December 1968, during the 3rd Greek Contemporary Music Week. The historic happening, which brought together dancers, performers, musical ensembles – even Gerasimos Lavranos’ jazz band – and the audience itself, was accompanied by a screening of the film in which Xenakis had filmed his sculptures in motion. The presentation of the rare film will be complemented by sound clips from the performance of “Epicycles”, along with an interactive presentation of the work and the conceptual framework by Costis Zouliatis, the film’s creator and researcher of J. Christou.