© Klonaris/Thomadaki

© Klonaris/Thomadaki

© Klonaris/Thomadaki

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Scratch Projection / April 28, 2020


The screening will be followed by a discussion with Katerina Thomadaki

To mark the acquisition of several short films by Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki into its catalogue, Light Cone presents a special screening of the duo's first feature film, Double Labyrinthe (1976), accompanied by two rarely-seen short films. This mythical film, the cinematographic debut of Klonaris/Thomadaki in France, was screened for the first time in May 1976 at the University of Paris I, in the presence of Michel Journiac and Dominique Noguez. It was with this film that Klonaris/Thomadaki launched and theorized Body Cinema. The complex meanings raised by Double Labyrinthe - as if emanating from the depths of the unconscious - as well as the film’s formal audacity and the simplicity of its means of production (shot in Super 8mm), would contribute to the inauguration of a whole movement of cinematographic practices in the French experimental milieu. The main characteristics of this movement would be further explored in the School of the Body, described soon afterward by Dominique Noguez.

The emphasis on the body as the main element of their work has multiple origins. In Athens, Klonaris/Thomadaki had created an experimental theater that served as a bridge to the practice of performative action. After years of living under a dictatorship, upon arrival in Paris, they felt an urgency to create a space for the oppressed, censored, tortured body, a feeling reinforced by their status as women who positioned themselves outside of all normativity. The irreducible power of Double Labyrinthe lies in the intersection of the gazes, the imaginations and the universes of its two "actantes"/"filmantes". As they seek to emancipate cinema from the dominating and objectifying gaze, Klonaris/Thomadaki charge the female body with a discursive power. Caught up in a series of metamorphoses, the filmed body allows to imagine, in their words, "the moving background of identity".


Tuesday April 28, 2020, 20:30

1970 / DCP / color / silent / 1' 30
by Katerina THOMADAKI
1975-2016 / DCP / color / silent / 4' 00
by Maria KLONARIS & Katerina THOMADAKI
1975-1976 / DCP / color / silent / 55' 00


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