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Each year Prismatic Ground gives out only one award, meant to recognize an exceptional body of work.

Antoinetta Angelidi

The 2024 Ground Glass Award for outstanding experimental media goes to Greek filmmaker Antoinetta Angelidi (73) for her wildly imaginative contribution to the aesthetics of feminist filmmaking, and for her dedication to cinema as a mode of investigation. Angelidi's life's work has been the pursuit of a women's avant garde, the construction of a visual language that can convey, as one critic put it, "the adventure of women's bodies." Her films, under-screened in the US, present the feminine unconscious as a force for destabilizing prevailing structures. Hacking at the bedrock of civilization, each film becomes a kind of private quarry, where debris is held up to the light, then used to play a game. What is experience beyond description? What is a feminine subject beyond her pictorial representation? What is the relational gravity between physical life and the possibilities found in dreams? —Courtney Stephens

In recognition of Angelidi's achievement, Prismatic Ground will present a retrospective of her feature films at Anthology Film Archives on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th as part of the 2024 festival, from a combination of new digital restorations and 35mm prints. All but one film will screen in North America for the first time. Rea Walldén's biographical portrait of Obsessive Hours at the Topos of Reality (2023) will screen alongside the retrospective; both filmmakers will be present for discussions. 


Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2024

Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave, New York, NY

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