Director: Rafig Guliyev
Azerbaijan; 11’, 2011, color
Azerbaijani with Turkish subtitles
This film reflects the miniatures of the medieval Azerbaijan game Chovkan, which is a national sport and antecedent of polo. The participants pass on the skills of the game for future generations and the film focuses on about the emerging relationship between a shepherd Jafar from Agdam and his horse Baygurt.
Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.
Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos.
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