a conscious decision to pause and reflect-

by | Apr 14, 2021 | 2: Publishing process, Greece team | 3 comments

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  1. Mattijs van de Port

    This really seems to be an interesting project, and I am really looking forward to read (or see/hear) more! Sometimes I feel we do not even fully registering what a deep impact the pandemic is having on all of us …

  2. Electra Karatza

    Thank you for your comment Mattijs! Indeed, these small-scale changes that we all had to endure and make during the pandemic are evolving as new habits and are more and more becoming a “part of us”. The extent to which film festivals are going to transform into solely -online experiences, or “hybrid (semi-online) festivals”, or return back to what we know as “normal” is unknown as of yet. In short, we do not know if this is going to be ephemeral or not and this is why having these interviews is so important to me: discussing what is happening now, in the present, and noting down all of our immediate reactions, feelings, and ideas.

    P.S. Other questions come to mind as well, which can be part of future discussions about online film festivals, online art exhibitions, concerts, etc: if we are ever threatened by another deadly virus in the future, or if our current situation lasts for more years, could we possibly stay connected without the internet & the world wide web? Simply: if we devote time to thinking and allow for this traumatic experience to mature within us, what kind of artistic propositions can we think of?

    P.S.2 the “if”s and the “but”s allow for our imagination to flourish.

  3. Mattijs van de Port

    I now fully realize the title ‘a conscious decision to pause and reflect’. I realize that to make the heaviness of these days bearable, all I try to do is ‘carry on’. already, the first items appear in my newspaper that in the fall we must be reckoning with yet another wave …

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