Central to James Fotopoulos’ adaptation of the Epigoni is the fragmented artifact of Sophocles’ long lost play. Rather than adapt the myth, it is the surviving text—which for centuries has consisted of only a few fragments of dialogue between ‘speaker a’ and ‘speaker b’—that Fotopoulos has rendered digital. This translation from artifact to synthetic medium is a project of inclusion and exhaustion; Fotopoulos orchestrates Sophocles' text into a framework of new structures and rules in order to represent in digital the remaining fragmentary and figureless voices.
James Fotopoulos is a New York-based filmmaker whose work includes over 200 video artworks and other multimedia projects (including music, design and drawing). His work has been shown and acknowledged by many film and art institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Art and Design, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, the Andy Warhol Museum, the 2004 Whitney Biennial as well as receiving a retrospective from the Anthology Film Archives.