HD Video Color, No sound, Dur. 7ʹ 10”
Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
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© Natasa Efstathiadi – Polyeco S.A.
This work was realised during the project Safeguarding and Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides in Benin.
Cotton chronicles is what its title may describe, an account, a chronicle of an artist’s stay in Benin, a description of the workers’ activities at the working site, in a warehouse full of toxic and expired pesticide meant for cotton cultivation.
A day to day travel-log of events, disparate impressions and landscapes, a celluloid journal edited on camera. One could consider this analogy: the celluloid short shots pasted one after the other are like an artist’s rough sketches on his sketchbook. Mystery can be found in small gestures, shot here and there, they could then be the verses of a poem.
A film by
Film development/print Andec filmtechnik
Nikos Stathogiannopoulos, Aylon Productions
Executive Producer Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
GEF Trust Fund
Executing Agency Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Public Health
Executing Company Polyeco S.A.
Special thanks to Sylvain Léonce Aizannon, Loraini Alimantiri, Christina Androulidaki, Nadja Argyropoulou, Pierre Narius Babadji, Vassilis Bourikas, Fanis Dalezios, Giannis Diakonikolaou, Elisavet Hadjimichalarou, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Daphne Heretakis, Tiamiyou Ibouraïma, Kamel Abdoul Imorou, Eleni Malliarou, Panos Manolopoulos, Yiannis Mouravas, Dimitris Panayotopoulos, Papaioannou Theodosis, Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Afiavi Sidonie Trimou, Spiros Velsemes