life circle live circus life



mini dv, colour, sound, 5.29 min., © 2005-2007 
[video]Flâneu®:    konstantinos-antonios goutos 


to watch on the website of the belgian television channel rtc


"The five-minute shot was taken near the meat market in Thessaloniki, Greece. The everyday reality, easy to be mistaken for a surrealistic form, was immortalized only by chance. It is one of many allegories of the life circle vanishing in the deafening sound of the street - the minimalist shot shows one of the situations that are an integral part of every day but we take notice of them only rarely. Life Circle Live Circus Life was awarded the jury´s special award at the Greek documentary films festival."

(Kristýna Němcová)44 academia film omolouc catalogue


awards-mentions

-festival des images expérimentales et numériques videographies 21 march 24-26, 2010 liège belgium [special mention of the jury] (jury president: jean-paul fargier)

-1. festival of greek film documentaries october 10-14, 2007 chalkida greece                  [special mention of the jury] (jury president: nikos koundouros)

 


presentations-installations-film/media/art festivals


-»extra« exhibition in d 21 leipzig germany (november 28-december 14, 2013)

-»extra« video art and experimental film festival in leipzig germany (november 28-30, 2013)

-“1,2,3, b4” contemporary art center of thessaloniki-project public screen thessaloniki greece (june 18-september 4, 2013)

-13th international panorama of independent film-makers of t.u.c. thessaloniki greece december 15-18 2011

-greener on the other side reykjavik iceland association of icelandic visual artists (sim) july 20-21, 2011

-madison camaguey III international video-arts festival november 26-30, 2010 camagüey cuba

-giguk videoart festival october 30, 2010 giessen germany

-festival in out laznia centre for contemporary art gdańsk poland october 21-22, 2010

-f-stop 4th international festival of photography leipzig germany [nuit blanche photographique] september 9, 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)

-living spaces 2th all art now festival damascus syria may 25-30, 2010

-belgian tv premiere of the work on rtbf.be april, 2010

-festival des images expérimentales et numériques videographies 21 liège belgium march 24-26, 2010 (in competition)

-international rights film festival STEPS december 12-19, 2009 kharkov ucraine (in competition)

-24 stunden von nuerenberg non stop kurz film festival, november 13-15, 2009 nuremberg germany (in competition)

-international festival for theatre, performance art, dance, fine art wunder der praerie september 2-12th 2009 mannheim germany

-videoholica 2009 international video art festival, august 4-13, 2009 varna bulgary

-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)  

-moritzkino spezial works from the academy of visual arts (hgb-leipzig), june 4, 2009, moritzbastei leipzig germany

-44th international popular scientific and documentary film festival AFO  olomouc czech republic 14 to 19 april 2009 (in competition) 

-17e le festival du vent, project “taste4arts" calvi-corsica france october 29 - novenber 2, 2008

-2. iran international documentary film festival "cinema verite", october 15-19, 2008 tehran iran

-earth festival, project “taste4arts" vlasti-kozani greece july 10-13, 2008

-16. curtas vila do conde, international short film festival  july 5-13,  2008 vila do conde portugal (12. short film market)

-ecofilms 08 rodos international film + visual arts festival, june, 24-29 2008 rodhes greece

-1st thessaloniki biennale of contemporary art "heterotopias"  project “public screen"/larissa greece february-march 2008

-AnaDoma-FilmVideoFest - Rendezvous der FilmeMacher  january, 25th - 27th 2008 braunschweig germany (open screening)

-1. festival of greek film documentaries october 10-14, 2007 chalkida greece

-1st thessaloniki biennale of contemporary art "heterotopias"  project “public screen"/thessaloniki greece september-november 2007

-group exhibition weltentheater, schlachthof karlsruhe germany 5 may 2007 ( video installation)

 


lamb meat unloaded on the right side of the screen and the same time workers collect the rubbish on the left side.

 

an (like always) coincidental documentary take, taken close to the meat market of thessaloniki (greece) the year 2005.

 

neorealistic allegory of the circle of life, this surrealistic circus...

 


a shot of the city of thessaloniki taken 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

 

 

Η ταινία του Κωνσταντίνου-Αντώνιου Γούτου, «Life circle live circus life», ελληνογερμανική παραγωγή, έδειχνε συνεχώς μια σκηνή του δρόμου όπου σε ένα φορτηγό έσφαζαν ζώα και στην άλλη μεριά του δρόμου άδειαζαν σκουπίδια σε ένα απορριμματοφόρο. Θα μπορούσε να ήταν ένα καλό σχόλιο για το απαγορευμένο (το σφάξιμο των ζώων) και την αντίθεση (σφάξιμο-μάζεμα σκουπιδιών), αλλά ο πολύ αργός ρυθμός και η μεγάλη απόσταση της κάμερας από το θέμα της δημιουργούσε το πρόβλημα της αδιαφορίας και της αποστασιοποίησης από θέμα του. Ο Γούτος δηλώνει ότι ανήκει στους σκηνοθέτες-περιηγητές, περιηγείται και με την κάμερά του καταγράφει αυτά που συμβαίνουν στα ταξίδια του, φτιάχνοντας ταινίες, ακολουθώντας τις τεχνοτροπίες του Dziga Vertov.

(Γιαννης Φραγκουλης, cinemainfo.gr)



"Eine Fünfminutige Szene in den Straßen Thessalonikis, in der Nähe eines Fleischmarktes, aufgenommen mit einer digitalen Handkamera, ohne nachträgliche Bearbreitung, ohne Schnitt, Lichteffekte, Kamerabewegungen oder Zoom. Die Geräusche der Stadt vereinen sich zu einem parafonischen Konzert. Das Video ist eine zufällige Dokumetation, die gerade durch ihren Minimalismus zur Allegorie für den "Lebenszirkus" gerät, in dem wir uns bewegen."

(Juliane Richter
Gottfried Binder »extra« video art and experimental film festival 2013
)