Yannis Karpouzis, Director  – Photographer

— Lekka Elementary School Courtyard


Documentary screening “Nikos Karouzos – Poems on the Tape Recorder”

In the midst of the economic crisis, a persistent researcher delves into the eventful life and the unexplored work of preeminent Greek modernist poet, Nikos Karouzos. Through photos, archives, super 8s, videotapes and memories, he travels back in time accompanying the poet from the traumatic postwar history of Greece to the Academy of Stockholm and all the way to the 1921 rebellion of Kronstadt in order to find a lost film footage.


Yannis Karpouzis is a Greek based artist working with Photography, Film and Video. He has studied to the Technical university of Athens (Diploma – Thesis about modern art and the Bauhaus), Copenhagen’s DTU (Erasmus), the Fine Art School of Athens (Master of Fine Arts) and the Architecture school of Athens (Master in cultural theory). He has been awarded the Newcomer film-maker award by the Greek Film Center in 22nd Thessaloniki film festival for his hybrid genre essay film, “Nikos Karouzos: poems on the tape recorder”. He has also received the literature youth award by “Anagnostis” magazine for his book “Near the End of Time” and the Descubrimientos prize in PHotoEspana 2015 and the Portfolio Review Prize in Athens Photo Festival 2016 for the photography project “Parallel Crisis”. Parallel Crisis and other works have been presented to major Greek and international institutions (New museum of New York – Benaki Museum, Rencontres d’Arles, Contemporary art museum of Thessaloniki, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, PHotoEspana, Magnum agency, MedPhoto festival, Photo-Beijing). Yannis is an author and researcher of structural and post-structural methodology on aesthetic theories of cinema, photography and art history and a major contributor to the Greek photography hub Aldebaran.Photo .