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I hope that this won’t take long because I am very busy today and have very little time to spare. I am only doing this because you gave me raki, honey and olive oil.

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I hope that this won’t take long because I am very busy today and have very little time to spare. I am only doing this because you gave me raki, honey and olive oil.

Experimental, Great Britain, 2011, DVD

Direction: Maria Theodoraki

British film and video artist John Smith keeps repeating the two sentences of the work’s title in Greek until the Mini DV tape, used for the recording, runs out. He pronounces the 26 words differently each time, involved in a process of voicing the foreign language the way a native speaker like the director, Maria Theodoraki, would do. The video is an unedited single shot lasting the entire duration of a MiniDV tape. The sound has 1952 editing points that allow Theodoraki’s voice, acting as a prompter all the way through, to disappear.

Maria Theodoraki

She was born in Athens in 1977 and lives and works in London. She studied drawing and photography in Athens and New York and Moving Image in Birmingham. In 2009 she graduated with an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions in London and in group shows and film festivals around the world. In 2013 she was nominated for the DESTE prize.

*Screening along with My Dad’s Stick. Admission free.


Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o 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.