Volume 11.1

ISSN 2514-3123
https://doi.org/10.37186/swrks/11.1


Rolling Volume 11.1

We are delighted to publish our second entry to Vol. 11.1, Chek Lap Kok (Hong Kong Airport) 21.00 01.12.19, a short video by Stephen Connolly which documents a walk to Hong Kong Airport from the Expo centre on the airport island, by means of slow travel, under makeshift conditions, and without carbon expenditure. The video offers a brief exploration of the materialities and grounded infrastructures of aviation at a moment of pandemic-led change and invites us to look anew at the familiar and banal physical geography of the airport and how we move within it, drawing on Lefebvre’s Production of Space and theories of ‘Spatial Cinema’.

Iakovos Panagopoulos’ visually arresting Flickering Souls Set Alight is a thirty minute fiction film following the life of a Greek family during the toughest years of the financial crisis. With her husband on a life support machine, the film depicts Persephone’s financial and emotional struggles, drawing attention to a lack of support for people suffering from ALS. This practice-research enquiry asks how modernist techniques, such as Brechtian alienation, can comment on contemporary Greek social issues. Highlighting the cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, Andrei Tarkovsky and Abbas Kiarostami as references, Panagopoulos’ research statement details his production process through the lens of a total filmmaker approach and proposes a new wave of political cinema in Greece.

We are accepting submissions for Volume 11.1 until August 2021. To submit work please read our Submissions Guidelines and use our Online Submission Form. If you are interested in submitting your practice and want further advice, then please contact us on [email protected] with “Submissions” in the subject line.


Contents

Chek Lap Kok

Author: Stephen Connolly
Format: Video
Duration: 6′ 48″
Published: October 2020

A spatial film which explores the global mobilities connecting the cities of London and Hong Kong via a material journey through an airport terminal…

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Flickering Souls Set Alight

Author: Iakovos Panagopoulos
Format: Short Film
Duration: 29′ 50″
Published: September 2020

A fiction film employing modernist Brechtian techniques to tell the story of a three-member Greek family during the toughest years of the financial crisis…

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This volume is supported by the Moving Image Research Group and the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England, UWE Bristol.

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