Robert Beavers Biography

Born in Brookline Massachusetts in 1949, Robert Beavers attended school in Weymouth (MA), then Boston Latin School and Deerfield Academy before meeting the filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos and making his first 16mm film in New York City in 1966. This film was shown at the Fourth International Experimental Film Competition in Knokke-le-Zoute (Belgium) the following year. By that time Beavers had re-located to Europe with Markopoulos, and over the next decades he made films in Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.   Between 1980 and 1986 he joined Markopoulos in preparing the annual Temenos film screenings in Lyssarea, Greece. In the 1990s he re-edited the sound tracks for nearly all of his films and created the Temenos Inc. and Association to support the Archive that Markopoulos had envisioned. In the past few years there have been film retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern, Pacific Film Archive and Austrian Filmmuseum. He lives with the filmmaker, Ute Aurand in Berlin and Massachusetts and continues to film in 16mm.