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Abigail Child’s body of work centers on memory, movement and the body. She tackles a wide range of themes, from the poetic biography of Mary Shelley to the anatomy of contemporary American suburbia. Using stripped down techniques from the arsenal of experimental cinema, Child radiates out from personal reminis- cences to historical meditations on the Holocaust and the nature of human society. In her films, she often reworks historical materials, processing them anew with creative imagination. Her work ranks her among the leading representatives of experimental cinema and, at the same time, her involvement in teaching leads her to a constant renewal of her subject matter and work method.
Abigail Child has been invited to Greece as a scholar of the Fulbright Specialist Program, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural and Film Studies of Athens University’s Post-graduate Communication and Mass Media program.

Maria Komninos

Abigail Child is a filmmaker, media artist, poet and writer. She has been at the forefront of experimental writing and media since the 1980s, having completed more than thirty film and video works and installations. Her use of montage centers around the interrelationship between sound and image and reconfiguring narrative modes while exploring issues of gender, work and class. Child has exhibited worldwide, with retrospectives in the USA, Europe and Asia, and in important showcases such as The Whitney Biennale, the Viennale and MoMA’s Millenium show. Her work is featured at numerous international film festivals, and is in the permanent collections of MοMA, NY, Centre Pompidou, and Arsenal Berlin. Child has received numerous awards and accolades. She is senior faculty at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Child is also the author of five books of poetry and a book of critical writings.

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Nov 2014
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Unbound

Unbound Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2013, 67 ́ 16mm, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/sound Σκηνοθεσία-Σενάριο-Φωτογραφία/Direction-Screenplay-Cinematography: Abigail Child Μοντάζ/Editing: Abigail Child, Mary Patierno, Yael Bitton … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversive Body: If I Can Sing a Song about Ligatures

The Subversive Body: If I Can Sing a Song about Ligatures Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2009, 5’, Digital video Με τη/With Nana … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversive Body: Perils (Part 4 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Subversive Body: Perils (Part 4 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1986, 5’ 16mm, Έγχρ./Color & … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversivve Body: Covert Action (Part 5 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Subversivve Body: Covert Action (Part 5 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1984, 10’ Φιλμ/Film … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversive Body: Mayhem (Part 6 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Subversive Body: Mayhem (Part 6 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1987, 20’ Φιλμ/Film (16mm), Α-Μ/B&W, … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversive Body: vis à vis

The Subversive Body: vis à vis Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2013, 24’ 16mm original, digital edit, Α-Μ/B&W, με ήχο/sound   Inspired by Dziga … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Subversive Body: Mirror World

The Subversive Body: Mirror World Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2006, 14’ 16mm σε/to dvd, dvcam, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/sound Με τον/With Gary Sullivan … Read more →

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Nov 2014
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The Body Politic: Mercy (Part 7 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Body Politic: Mercy (Part 7 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1989, 10’ Φιλμ/Film (16mm), Έγχρ./Color, … Read more →

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The Body Politic: Prefaces (Part 1 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Body Politic: Prefaces (Part 1 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1981, 9’30” Φιλμ/Film (16mm), Έγχρ./Color … Read more →

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The Body Politic: Surface Noise (Part 1 of How the World Works)

The Body Politic: Surface Noise (Part 1 of How the World Works) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2000, 18’ Φιλμ/Film (16mm), Έγχρ./Color & Α-Μ/B&W, … Read more →

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The Body Politic: Mutiny (Part 2 of Is This What You Were Born For?)

The Body Politic: Mutiny (Part 2 of Is This What You Were Born For?) Πειραματική/Experimental, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1983, 10’ Φιλμ/Film (16mm), Έγχρ./Color … Read more →

Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 8o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.