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Women Cinemakers meets

Natalie Anastasiou Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

My films decontextualise and dislocate archival video footage in order to form untold narratives. Archivists are no longer neutral, impartial collectors of history but agents assembling a collective memory and socially constructing human identity. By manipulating archival footage with modern technology I am bringing it into the present and commenting on the close relationship between authenticity and artifice, the ambiguous entanglement between biography and mythology, the fine line between documentary and drama in our present age. I am also highlighting the fact that in many decades our society remains the same in its social anxieties and rituals. Bringing these archival clips into the present demonstrates how little has changed between our past and present social identities. In that way, concepts are appropriated from culture, from fictional memory, to become, in my work, sardonic theatrical displays, “when the real is no longer real, nostalgia assumes its full meaning� (Baudrillard, 1994).

An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com

start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and after having earned your BA (hons) in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts, you nurtured your education with a MA of Fine Arts, that you received from

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