Alexandros Pissourios

Attention Seeking

‘…some think that my involvement with recording is a bit obsessive, and there’s no doubt that it has to do with time, disappearance, and death.’ 


Sylvere Lotringer (2016) “The man with a tape recorder”, in Erika Balsom & Hila Peleg (eds.) Documentary across disciplines, The MIT Press.


Traces of intimate looks between parental figures in home movies (part i).

 

Ideas for a film (16mm film still 2020)


‘The reason for making films is to spend more time with people you want to spend time with.’


Lucien Casting-Taylor, Verena Paravel, Ben Rivers in conversation (2016) “The cruel radiance of what is”, in Erika Balsom & Hila Peleg (eds.) Documentary across disciplines, The MIT Press.

Ideas for a film (16mm film still 2020)

 


‘And whenever I finished a film, I felt that I’d only left a small trace. I needed to leave a trace, really I did.’


Chantal Akerman (2019) My mother laughs, Silver Press.


Connecting DV CAM to MAC.

A misunderstanding of technologies as seen in the live feed.


‘…defined by flatness, grain, light, movement, in a state of tension with its reciprocal content and with the viewer’


A.L. Rees (2011) History of experimental film and video, Palgrave.


Traces of intimate looks between parental figures in home movies (part ii)


Authorial intentionality
Raw materials of the world
Technological mediation

Erika Balsom, “Rehabilitating Observation:

Lens-Based Capture and the ‘Collapse’ of Reality”.

 

Alexandros Pissourios is a filmmaker based in London. 
Currently, he is interested in modes of filmmaking that are rooted in actuality, but allow for conversations around form and content to emerge. Even though aware of the problems in cinematic representation, he trusts that the act of looking closely at a representation of the world can still function as a beginning. 

For this exercise, circuits of materials and surfaces, detached observation and intimacy, come in and out of focus, in an attempt to articulate a subjective language and an emotional experience of a world.


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