3rd International Conference

Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges

Interdisciplinary Creativity in Arts and Technology

Online, May 28-29, 2021

Suspended spaces of memory: Heterotopic historical narratives and contentious politics in Theo Angelopoulos work and their use on contemporary cinematic practice.
Date and Time: 29/05/2021 (16:20-18:00)
Iakovos Panagopoulos, Seraphim Seferiades, Agnes Papadopoulou

This presentation uses an interdisciplinary approach on methodological tools of media practice and political sciences. The first part of the presentation will focus on an in-depth research of this notion in Theo Angelopoulos’ work, using media practice and contentious political analysis. The second part will underline the ways, in which we can practically use the above tool as a technique to represent alternative historical narratives and contentious politics via our cinematic practice. 

As a filmmaker, I found really appealing the idea of specific spaces that work as memory reminders and are capable of supporting alternative narratives.I believe that the full understanding of the use of heterotopia in films can be a powerful tool to use through our cinematic practice, especially for political filmmakers that intend to present an alternative historical narrative In addition, as a crossover, it is really important to underline that political cinema can this way be used as a tool to interpret alternative historical narratives in political science.

This presentation is part of Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos post-doctoral research at Panteion University of Social and Political Science with Prof. Seraphim Seferiades.

The research project was supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) under the “1st Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects to support Faculty Members & Researchers and the Procurement of High-and the procurement of high-cost research equipment grant” (Project Number: 1320).


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