The Paradox

A personal journal on sustainability while living in a totally unsustainable society, addressing the hypocrisy of famous institutions that create and use such " fashions " while their actions focus on the opposite direction.
The medium that I use is video podcast with photography graphics and the speech is inspired by " Le Théâtre de l'Absurde " ( The Theatre of the Absurd ) .

  • Alkistis Voulgari
    Director
  • Alkistis Voulgari
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sustainability Stories 2021 - UNU FLORES and Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany
    Dresden
    Germany
    May 11, 2021
    World premiere
    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 towards 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.