screening Talk

05.03.16 - 06.03.16

The Ister Project


The event is open to the public, free of charge. The talks will be held in Greek.

a two days event around the documentary film ‘The Ister’, 2004, by David Barison and Daniel Ross,
proposed by Yiannis Papadopoulos

Saturday 5 March 2016
19:00 talks by Vangelis Bitsoris (writer, translator) and Takis Koumbis (architect, lecturer ASFA)
20:00 film screening, The Ister (part 1)

Sunday 6 March 2016
18:00 talks by Blitz (theatre group) and Yorgos Zois (film director- Interruption)
19:00 film screening, The Ister (part 2)

‘The Ister’ is a 3000 km journey to the heart of Europe, from the mouth of the Danube river at the Black Sea, upstream to its sources in the German Black Forest. It is also the title of a Martin Heidegger’s lecture course, in 1942, concerns the homonymous poem by Friedrich Hölderlin. The film features extensive interviews with French philosophers Bernard Stiegler, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacou-Labarthe, as well as with the film director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg and others. It is also concerned with a number of themes, including time, poetry, technology, home, war, politics, myth, Greek polis, Sophocles, the 1991 battle of Vukovar.

Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)