Counter-Uniform (Antistoli), 2018
Video, 44 min, color, sound
Antistoli is an artistic video re-enactment of a historical event, the murder of student Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008 by an armed police officer. The incident triggered a wave of nationwide indignation in Greece and gave rise to unprecedented riots, mainly the Athens, the “worst since the restoration of democracy in 1974.” Guided by choreographer Angeliki Stellatou, sixty performers clash, while the camera minutely captures the violence, the persons’ bodies, feelings and faces, the overall ambience, the vibe, the fear, the dynamics of the crowd. With the help of a high-speed camera (400 frames per second), Makkas transforms three minutes of intense live action into a 45-minute single shot. Antistoli is structured as a slow-speed presentation of a single shot, without any external intervention in the flow and the development of the events and without editing.
Direction: Pantelis Makkas Choreography: Angeliki Stellatou Cinematography: Olympia Mytilinaiou Costume designer: Ioanna Tsami Make-up: Ioanna Lygizou Music composition - vocals: Anna Pangalou Piano: Nikos Tsalikis Camera assistant: Sotiris Konstas Assistant to the choreographer: Danae Goulielmou Assistants to the costume designer: Vasiliki Sourri, Ifigeneia Daoudaki Assistants to the make-up artist: Alexandra Myta, Kyriaki Melidou Assistant director: Christos Karageorgos Electrician: Andreas Tsamakis Assistant to the electrician: Miltos Stolis Machinist: Sotiris Ioannidis Making of: Dionysis Chronopoulos Still photographer: Alex Kat Production manager: Maria Repousi Assistant to the production manager: Giannis Sotiropoulos Producers: Konstantinos Vassilaros, Orfeas Peretzis Production: StudioBauhaus With the support of Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) S.A. Cast: Afroditi Alexandrakou, Emy Amerikanou, Fotini Anevlavi, Mary-Fofi Anestou, Chara Vakrinou, Fotoula Gerakianaki, Alexios Edman, Arianna Zarmakoupi, Alexandros Zarmakoupis, Pepi Zacharopoulou, Vassia Zorbali, Karolina Theleriti, Ifigeneia Daoudaki, Stela Kapetaniou, Margarita Karampatzaki, Lia Aglaia Karambela, Katerina Kartali, Dimitris Kastellos, Antonis Katsiadas, Anastasia Katsinavaki, Tasos Kontogiorgas, Kiara Koskina, Filio Kosmidou, Vassia Kourachani, Giorgos Liakos, Nikos Livanis, Flora Louki, Isavella Margara, Daphne Markaki, Panos Michael, Danae Morfoniou, Dimitris Daskas, Anastasia Xydi, Katerina Papageorgiou, Stratos Papadelis, Elli Papakonstantinou, Maria Papou, Orfeas Peretzis, Antonis Primikyris, Alexandros Rinas, Elli Sarri, Antigone Soulakou, Vassiliki Sourri, Eleonora Spyropoulou, Lefkothea Chalantzouka, Thanasis Chaniotis, Lila Chatzigeorgiou, Evi Psaltou.