Danai Anagnostou and workgroup

During the residence period, our group, Danai Anagnostou, Margarita Athanasiou, Alice Dusabe Mutoni, Karolina Kucia, Mariangela Pluchino, and Glykeria Patramani, delved into the potential of moving images as practice in social organizing, multidirectional and interconnected transmission of knowledges, as a collective form of thinking and doing. We focused on questions such as: Can we translate our personal and political experiences into educational material for reconfiguring the ecosystem of filmmaking as a practice and widely gate-kept industry? Can other expertise and disciplines slide in and influence the predominant perception of it and facilitate moments or other realizations which would not happen otherwise?

We have identified a requirement for different production models for filmmaking. Departing from our own works created a discussion table to open up organizational questions, aiming to support artists, doers, and organizers.

We started by highlighting the common denominators of our work and mapping resources and strategies for seeking support for our development and production processes. We opened up on the dreaded topic of mistakes: what kind of support does one need to be able to deal with mistakes while it happens and what is needed afterward? What if it is hard to admit? When does it make sense to turn it into a positive spin and when it is time to mourn? What for or for whom are we making mistakes? We practiced notation and remembering through documenting the residence and making for each other and also as further dissemination of the process.