About Personal Cinema
Contact: Daphne Dragona
Personal Cinema calls for the emergence of both representation and distribution systems that are responsive to the local, the individual, and even the unprofitable. Personal Cinema is concerned with the presentation of multimedia works such as films, videos, documentaries, video games, CD-ROMs, software, etc., within the framework of independent production and practices that are different from those that are applied by the film industry and the commercial media in general.
Personal Cinema organizes projects and events that engage the critical mind of the public, suggesting alternatives to the new global homogeneity. It focuses attention on problems that concern the local territories and tries to explore the different cultural characteristics that constitute the social identity of the individual. Moreover, it works to develop public contexts for minority groups to express and represent themselves.
Personal Cinema expands in both physical and virtual space using new methods for distribution of personal media works and strategies of public address, because technological innovations have established new rules for engagement with a public that has become accustomed to increasingly frenetic and effortless media. Personal Cinema anticipates cooperation with other social and artistic groups which share the same concerns, and which are likewise dedicated to opening a visible space for debate on social, cultural and political issues.
Personal Cinema projects:
2007 DIAPHANOUS TV (an ongoing project)
is a new project by Personal Cinema on the media and the way they operate, the
new conditions of recording and transmitting information and the relativity the
media have with the formation of the reality of our times.
2006 THE MAKING OF BALKAN WARS: THE DOCUMENTARY
An hybrid documentary film that examines
and subverts the narratives through which are formed the real and the imaginary,
in the construction of the European borders.
2002-2005 THE MAKING OF BALKAN WARS: THE GAME
Cinema project primarily focused on the social and cultural issues within the
Peninsula and on the creation of a network between artists, art critics,
writers and curators from South Eastern Europe. It presents new media works
created by more than the 50 participating artists that investigate the Balkan
territory and way of life.
the media spectacle continues its obsessive work, one wonders if artistic
responses to the events may serve as the starting point for a constructive
discourse that addresses the causes of terrorism.
PERSONAL CINEMA 2000
We know that digital technology allows an interactive relationship between viewer and image - but which different kinds of interaction are ultimately accessible?
VIDEO SHOW 1999
In the shop-front windows of electrical goods stores in Dragatsaniou Street, centre of Athens.
The project is investigating the
status of VIDEO images when these are ‘’hosted’’ by TV
sets and the relations created between video artworks and passer-by people in