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We are delighted to inform you that Antoinetta Angelidi will be honoured with the 2024 Ground Glass Award for outstanding contribution to the field of experimental media. A retrospective of her films will be presented at Anthology Film Archives in New York on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, as part of the 2024 Prismatic Ground Festival.

The GROUND GLASS AWARD announcement:

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.

The program of the retrospective:

Saturday, May 11th

5:00pm 121280 Ritual & Idées Fixes/Dies Irae

7:15pm Thief or Reality

9:00pm The Hours – A Square Film

Sunday, May 12th

4:15pm Obsessive Hours at the Topos of Reality

9:00pm Topos

See the Prismatic Ground page here: