1. Tell me something about your life and the educational background
I have studied Literature in Greece and in the UK, and Fine Art in the US, where I moved in 1980.
2. When, how and why started you filming?
I took my first video class as a student at Otis College in Los Angeles, and my first few videos were class assignments. I loved it from day one.
3.What kind of subjects have your films?
Language, Labor, Representation
4. How do you develop your films, do you follow certain principles, styles etc?
I get an idea. I often like to use the medium of video against its own properties (i.e. show still images)
5. Tell me something about the technical equipment you use.
A small panasonic digital camera. But the one showing at Cinemateque was made exclusively on the computer using imovie.
6. What are the chances of new media for the genre film/video in general and you personally?
I consider “new media” to be wrapped up with all the other media. I am not loyal to any one medium.
7. How do you finance your films?
With my own money. They don’t cost a lot.
8. Do you work individually as a video artist/film maker or do you work in a team?
Always alone, but I often hire an editor.
9. Who or what has a lasting influence on your film/video making?
All the structuralist filmmakers of the 1970s
10. What are your future plans or dreams as a film/video maker?
I don’t know. To make more videos and show them to the world.
Can works of yours viewed online besides on VideoChannel?
Yes, on www.annettakapon.com