Adonis Migkos - Miss you francis

1:00, 2006, Experimental
Miss you Francis is a postcard-tribute to the great Francis Bacon.
DirectorAdonis Migkos


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Who is Adonis Migkos?
Adonis Migkos (Greece, 1972), is an artist based in Utrecht (Netherlands). He graduated with Cum Laude from the Fine Arts Department of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and he followed a two-year course in audio-visual studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His work has been presented in several galleries and museums including the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (NL), the Museum of Macedonian Art in Thessaloniki (GR), Centre of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (GR), De Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (NL). He has also been collaborated in the production of illustrations and sound appliances for several artists and different venues. Examples include illustration for the cd-cover of Dimitris Markatopoulos" album "Short Weeks" (GR), and sound for the video art "Unsuspected Time" by Kiki Petratou (NL).

Why filmmaking?
Due to my classical education, I wanted to find other alternatives for creating a kind of painting.

Miss you Francis is about...
Miss you Francis is a postcard-tribute to the great Francis Bacon.

Financing your movie?
No. I participated in this short film. On my own expenses.

New Media; a challenge for film makers?
I believe that this is an expected and inescapable evolution in art, which I" m not totally part of, but willing to embrace it.

Do films have style, just as some painters have?
Yes, I think that they can have style, that depends on the artist of course, and as far as my film is concerned, I tried to create an illusion, a painting, using, instead of paint and brushes, video and pixels.

Individual film making or co-operation?
I prefer to work on my own, mostly. That way I have control over my work and my vision.

Plans and dreams...
I would like to have better equipment so I could make long animation films: a nice way to combine drawing and computer facilities.

Did you ever have another ambition in life than to become a filmmaker?
Of course, I have a parallel interest in drawing and photography.

Digital or classic?
I prefer the digital techniques, at the moment I" m working with miniDV, but I would like to work with HD, so I can improve the quality of the image.

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