Entrance Gate

Within the area of customs everything operates infinitely, at the same pace, without the obvious human presence.
Within this turnover, the concept of oblivion is raised. The machines are moving at all times in order to fulfill what they were created for. To carry out this work in their absence would be long and painful for the human body. Their movement is tedious and seemingly light, even though the cranes we watch weigh tons. To handle them is not as simple as we perceive it.
A small state of cranes and containers, located within a city, has its own rules and need its own time for the preparation of its work. If the definition for a machine should be more or less the one given by Rollo, in which machine is a combination of resilient measures, each of which has a special function and is under human control so that it performs work, the working machine was a real machine: because its components, although they were made up of human bones, nerves and muscles, had been reduced to their stripped mechanical elements and strictly confined to carrying out their mechanical tasks.

  • Christina Dimakogianni
    Director
  • Christina Dimakogianni
    Writer
  • Christina Dimakogianni
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Christina Dimakogianni

Christina Dimakogianni was born in 1992. In the years 2012- 2018 she studied Fine Arts in Athens School of Fine Arts, with professor George Harvalia, from whom she graduated with Excellence . In 2014-2015 she studied Fine Arts, with an Erasmus scholarship , in MagyarKépzőművészetiEgyetem,Hungary. In 2019 he was selected as ART FELLOW 2019 through the artist support program from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

In 2019 she participates in No Budget Film Festival, in Athens, in SUBMERGED in Santorini, in GRILL HAUS-Pop Up Video Art Show, in Beriln, in the Platforms project 2019, in Athens, in A conversation between material and immaterial in Paris and at the 5th Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival, in Kalamata. In 2018 she takes part in the Inshort film festival,Nigeria, FOCUS LOCUS at the Action Field Kodra in Thessaloniki and at the 2nd Piraeus Film Festival in collaboration with Vera Chotzoglou winning the Audience Award for the short film “Munich almost killed me ½”. In 2017 she participates in The Sotiris Felios Collection, in Athens,the Jahreaustellung at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Munchen, at the 1st Piraeus Film Festival , at VideoArt Mhden at TWIXlab in Athens and at if it was you… in Kalamata. In 2016 she participates in Festival Mhden in Kalamata. In the same year, the film “When the wolf is not around” in collaboration with Vera Chotzoglou and production of KETHEA, is officially attended by the Berlin Student film Festival in Berlin and is screened at the 1st Piraeus Film Festival, at Onassis Cultural Center and at Collection of Greek Archeology in Athens. In 2012 she participates at the Engraving’s Center “The Sun” in Thessaloniki. She lives and works in Athens.

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