Offsite Thursday 30 March 2023, 8:30pm Price: £12 standard, £10 concessions, £6 Close-Up members Donate today Subtitles

Serpentine Cinema presents a special selection of Menelaos Karamaghiolis’ short films from 1986 to today.

In addition to feature-length documentary and fiction, Karamaghiolis’ practice encompasses artist films that often foreground stories of invisible, everyday heroes, located within the ongoing crises that define the social fabric of Greece. Serpentine Cinema: Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Shorts weaves together an underground, alternative narrative of the country’s history, told through unpredictable testimonies and apocalyptic images of a land in which the past and the present are perpetually clashing.

Films:

– Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Mrs Dankbar speaks through me, 16 mm film, 1986 – 2023, 4’ 43’’

– Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Reminiscences of an Unprocessed Leather Technician, video, 16’. Part of Why Look at Animals. AGRIMIKÁ, Maria Papadimitriou’s Greek Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015.

– Menelaos Karamaghiolis, NO ONE WILL KILL YOU, ANYMORE THAN IF YOU WERE A CORPSE, video, 2019, 14’

– Menelaos Karamaghiolis, #noborders, video, 2019, 3’ 14’’

– Menelaos Karamaghiolis, MY HOME (UNDER THE BRIDGE), video, 2012, 4’ 52’’

– Døcumatism – the Afro-Greeks – Menelaos Karamaghiolis, the AfroGreeks – prologue, video installation 2015-2023, 14’

– Døcumatism – the Afro-Greeks – Menelaos Karamaghiolis, the AfroGreeks – Mykel, video installation 2020, 7’ 6’’

Presented in collaboration with Close-Up.

Supported by Rodeo, London/Piraeus.

Curated by
Kostas Stasinopoulos, Curator, Live Programmes

Curatorial Assistant
Eva Speight

Production Coordinator
Bea Redweik

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