Filmfinish by Paolo Gioli, 1986-1989

Filmfinish by Paolo Gioli, 1986-1989




Stills from Filmarilyn by Paolo Gioli, 1992

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Stills from Film Stenopeico by Paolo Gioli, 1974-1989

"This film, as the Vertovian title indicates, was made without a movie camera, more precisely with a device custom made to restore to images freedom from optics and mechanics. The act of substituting my device for a traditional movie camera is part of a project I have continued from that moment on towards weaning myself from a consumer technology, a toxin to pure creativity. This strange movie camera is a simple hollow metal tube, one centimeter thick, two centimeters wide, and a little more than a meter long. At the ends, two reels hold 16mm film. Film is pulled through manually causing alternations of time and space. The images enter simultaneously through 150 holes distributed along one side in proximity to each frame, that come to make up 150 tiny pinhole camera obscuras, also called stenopeic from the Greek stenos = narrow and from the stem op- from orào = to see. These tiny holes, when placed, for example, in front of a standing human figure, can explore it in its verticality but without any movement, which is appropriate since each hole will take in a single point, the detail in front of which the hole lies. One of the most obvious results will be to find oneself confronted precisely with a movement of the camera that never happened; somewhat magical pneumatic flutterings running longitudinally and transversally along a face and body reconstructed through 150 image points.”




Voyeur by Anonymous, ca. 1970
As pointed out to me by fuguette, this is actually a desaturated still from Eric Rohmer’s Claire’s Knee (1970).

Voyeur by Anonymous, ca. 1970

As pointed out to me by , this is actually a desaturated still from Eric Rohmer’s Claire’s Knee (1970).




Still from Ritual in Transfigured Time by Maya Deren, 1946
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Still from Ritual in Transfigured Time by Maya Deren, 1946

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Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner, 1961)

Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner, 1961)




Edwige Fenech in Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Hold the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

Edwige Fenech in Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Hold the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)




Edwige Fenech in Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Hold the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

Edwige Fenech in Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Hold the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)




Still from Tautological Cinema by Ewa Partum, 1973-1974
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Still from Tautological Cinema by Ewa Partum, 1973-1974

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minamata, gallowhill:

Ewa Partum - Tautological Cinema, 1973

minamatagallowhill:

Ewa Partum - Tautological Cinema, 1973




Stills from Tautological Cinema by Ewa Partum, 1973-1974

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Tautological Cinema is a series of short films made in the paradigm of structural cinema – the movement of the late 1960s which focused on the examination of material factors of a film. Looking into a film as a medium Ewa Patrum concentrates on the notion of automatisation of a film message and the structure of its language. “It’s not dealing with aesthetics” claims the author. “It’s rather a new sort of philosophical practice that operates in the area in which the relation between the film image and the camerawork covers the whole interest in the film itself”. In artistic practice, such ideas can, for instance, take a form of an analysis of how film tape makes its way through a projector, as in the film 10 Metres of Film Tape. A work which stands out is Film by Ewa, which examines different ways of artistic communication and states that the indirect passing of ideas is not possible. “Covering, in turn, her mouth, eyes, ears (meant to manifest that an idea within an artist is not transferable) Ewa Patrum formulates an opinion which is to show the alienation of an author who, creating the art of meaning, cannot fully express the intentional idea. Once it gets materialized against an art medium or gets into the area of someone else’s experience it is distorted and distanced from the original meaning” argues Łukasz Ronduda.




Stills from Satan bouche un coin by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou & Raphaël Marongiu, a short film starring Pierre Molinier, 1968
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Stills from Satan bouche un coin by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou & Raphaël Marongiu, a short film starring Pierre Molinier, 1968

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Stills from Fiat 125p by Zygmunt Rytka, 1975




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Reference to Hans Bellmer in Marquis de Sade’s Prosperities of Vice, (1988, Akio Jissoji).




Gun Crazy / Deadly is the Female (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)