Visiting the Athenian Acropolis


Directed by Tijana Rakić, 2008, 26 minutes

Visiting the Athenian Acropolis, a film marked by a constructivist approach, is a contemporary visual ethnography which explores the mode by which both local and international visitors to the site relate to, construct, and consume its symbolic resonances, experience its monuments, its [open] space, the presence of other visitors, as well as the views of the city of Athens. What the extensive editing of this film, which is also an integral element of a doctoral research, aims to achieve is to (re)construct, (re)create and (re)present multiple realities of visitor perceptions, embodied experiences, activities and ‘choreographies’ of movements at the site.