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Broken Film

"Broken film" is a sequence of images inspired by Cinéma Pur.

[Cinéma Pur (French for Pure Cinema) was an avant-garde film movement birthed in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. Non-narrative film is an aesthetic of cinematic film that does not narrate, or relate "an event, whether real or imaginary". It is usually a form of art film or experimental film, not made for mass entertainment.
The term was first coined by Henri Chomette to define a cinema that focused on the pure elements of film like form, motion, visual composition, and rhythm, something he accomplished in his shorts Reflets de lumiere et de vitesse (1925) and Cinq minutes de cinéma pur (1926). The movement included many Dada artists, such as Man Ray (Emak-Bakia, Return to Reason), René Clair, Fernand Léger (Ballet Mécanique), Marc Allegret, Jean Gremillon, Dudley Murphy, and Marcel Duchamp (Anemic Cinema).
The Dadaists saw in film an opportunity to transcend 'story', to ridicule 'character,' 'setting,' and 'plot' as bourgeois conventions, to slaughter causality by using the innate dynamism of the film medium to overturn conventional Aristotelian notions of time and space.]

  • Alkistis Voulgari
  • Room 37 Artworks
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    1 minute 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2021
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    Digital HD
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    Black & White
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  • ROFIFE film festival
    March 17, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alkistis Voulgari

Alkistis Voulgari was born in Athens. She is an actress and dancer specializing in Isadora Duncan’s Dance Technique.

The last two years she started her own filming experimentations and performance creations which embrace Theatre, Poetry, Literature, Dance and Radio Art.

Her love for nature drove her art to unexpected paths in order to find ways to combine her vision with a natural way of life. At the moment she works on that perspective while her online performances, films and artworks travel in different countries, festivals and exhibitions as the Avatar Center (60sec Radio) and Porcovete Pictures in Canada, UNU – Flores in Dresden, International Multimedia Art Festival in Serbia, Verti Films in Prague and On the Rocks Film festival in Italy. Her latest live performance, «Travel through Time», was presented at Compartments Dance Festival on September of 2019.

The experimental short film «Dancing in the Silence» from the «TERRACE PROJECT» was hosted at Bibart’s Biennale Internazionale D’Arte di Bari and received an honourable mention from the Navajo Film Festival.

During 2020 she was collaborating with The Museum of Dead Words in Brooklyn / NY – the Online Series, interpreting the word EVIL through the performance «The Fight Within».

She is an official member of CID (International Council of Dance - Unesco) since 2018 and also a writer having published her own e – books on the web.

Her vision is to reconnect theatre with its natural roots, to experiment and explore the primitive idea in an open, natural space.

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Director Statement

After a long time of personal and artistic research in many forms of Art as Theatre, Dance, Poetry as well as many different artistic ways I embraced strongly the idea that the most important Art is Life herself. Being an artist, for me, means to live sincerely and deeply the experiences that come along and then transform them into art.

That makes your unique way of expression and you find your “inner stand”. From this point everything becomes easier and the feeling is like you ride on a smooth river flow. Under this manner I create the last years performances that contain substances from Theatre, Music, Literature and Dance.

My base is the Art of Isadora Duncan and the Plastiques of Jerzy Grotowski in order to explore body movements, all the principles of Actor’s Studio as a guide in theatrical expression and Improv creative writing that helped me since the age of 9 to explore myself.

I never stop to learn, discover and interact with new artistic expressions and embrace collaborative work in all forms. It is always a pleasure to share and exchange new ideas and improvise on and about life’s special circumstances. I believe that we, artists, have a very important role to play in the coming years because this world needs for sure creative solutions in order to continue to exist. We must never give up but be flexible and playful in every situation that emerges.