Scene from the film pietà
Scene from the film pietà
Scene from the film pietà
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a ko.incidental walk through omonoia, the central square of athens,
four days before the national parliament elections of 2007:

a girl lying (because of drugs?) on the ground
a friend (?) tries to help...

from the megaphones we hear a part of the elections campaign of the communist party of greece, with popular, protest songs from the sixties, of mikis theodorakis...

the shot is taken (like always without purpose or plan) on september 12, 2007 at 2:42 p.m. with a normal digital video apparatus

without tripod
without camera moves
without zooming
without special lighting
without extra microphone
without effects

the sound and the length of the shooting are the original
there are no cuts between the scene

An unsophisticated walk through the city of Athens just a few days before the parliamentary elections of 2007. A girl lying on the ground during the election campaign of the communist party - the struggle for power next to individualist escapist reverie.

[open society archives at central european university budapest 2010]

...joined Konstantinos Goutos´ film “Pietà” in underlying exactly the schizophrenic gap between the political ideals of a few and reality for the most. As a flanêur, Goutos shot the scene without purpose nor plan, he tells us only when and where it took place. With our necessity to rebuild narratives, we presume that, meanwhile his accidental walk through the city of Athens just a few days before the parliament elections of 2007, he witnessed a girl lying on the ground – maybe because of drugs – and a friend possibly trying to help. On the background we hear a part of the elections campaign of the communist party in Greece, with popular, protest songs from the sixties, of Mikis Theodorakis… It unpretentiously shows the separation and incommunicability of worlds; how the blind struggle for power runs side by side with individualist escapist reverie.

[liliana rodrigues, art historian 2008]

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • DOP
    konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®
  • Editing
    konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®
  • Sound
    konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®
  • Duration
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Greece
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • presentations-installations-film/media/art festivals:
    • -international film festival platforma video 08 november 7-10 athens greece
    • -woher wohin halle saale germany february 2012
    • -iv international rights protection film festival steps kiev ucraine november 11-15, 2010
    • -f-stop 4th international festival of photography leipzig germany [nuit blanche photographique] september 9, 2010
    • -group exhibition "body" galerija velenje slovenia august 26-september 18, 2010
    • -experimental video evenings at mac berlijn enschede the netherlands june, 2010
    • -independent media festival plattform-nobudget may 21-june 5, 2010 tuebingen germany
    • -3. video art festival budapest hungary crosstalk june 1-6, 2010 (cross talks)
    • -AnaDoma-FilmVideoFest - Rendezvous der FilmeMacher january 28-31, 2010 braunschweig germany
    • -rencontres cinematographiques d' aix-en-provence france aixperiment, november 30 – december 5, 2009 (aix-film-festival)
    • -pantheon Xperimental 8.0 international Xperimental film & video festival 8.0, november 2009 nicosia cyprus
    • -8. strange screen film & video festival october 2009 thessaloniki greece (in competition)
    • -perspective the international human rights film festival of nuremberg germany september 30 - october 11, 2009 (as installation)
    • -international festival for theatre, performance art, dance, fine art wunder der praerie, september 2-12th 2009 mannheim germany
    • -in the palace 7th international short film festival, june 20-27, 2009 balchik bulgary (industry guide)
    • -37. festival of the nations june 2009 ebensee austria (in competition)
    • -44th international popular scientific and documentary film festival AFO olomouc czech republic 14 to 19 april 2009 (doc point)
    • -i create, therefore i am, december 19, 2008 - february 22, 2009, contemporary art center of thessaloniki greece
    • -temps d` images film award for film in art, november 2008 lisbon portugal
    • -2. festival of greek film documentaries, october 8-12, 2008 chalkida greece
    • -16. curtas vila do conde international short film festival july 5-13, 2008 vila do conde portugal (12. short film market)
    • -48th krakow film festival 30th may - 5th june 2008 krakow poland (krakow film market)
    • -54. international short film festival oberhausen 1-6 may 2008 oberhausen germany (video library)
    • -international art festival arte a full january 18th -20th, 2008 leipzig germany
    • -international documentary film festival cph:dox november 9-18, 2007 copenhagen denmark is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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