Claudio Caldini: Experimental Films 1975-1982

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"Caldini emphasizes the idea of cinema as an activity of absolutely direct vision—an idea that, far from reclaimed by certain realist agendas, has always been, consciously or not, at the heart of the avant-garde."

"Anyone who has seen Caldini in action can confirm that his work environment privileges calm over agitation and reflection over continuous action. His body of work, based on anti-despair, appears eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent in the sense that its virtues and its beauty seem to reach far and beyond, and it seems to have existed since the beginning of time."

 

"Caldini emphasizes the idea of cinema as an activity of absolutely direct vision—an idea that, far from reclaimed by certain realist agendas, has always been, consciously or not, at the heart of the avant-garde."

"Anyone who has seen Caldini in action can confirm that his work environment privileges calm over agitation and reflection over continuous action. His body of work, based on anti-despair, appears eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent in the sense that its virtues and its beauty seem to reach far and beyond, and it seems to have existed since the beginning of time."

–Pablo Marín

Films included:
- Film Gaudí (1975)
- Baltazar (1975)
- Ventana (1975)
- Aspiraciones (1976)
- Ofrenda (1978)
- Cuarteto (1978)
- Vadi-Samvadi (1981)
- Un enano en el jardín (1981)
- Gamelan (1981)
- La escena circular (1982)
- Templo cerrado (1982)
- A través de las ruinas (1982)

New Scene to Scene Spirit DataCine and Da Vinci color corrected transfers to High Definition done especially for this publication at Technicolor, New York.

About Claudio Caldini

Claudio Caldini was born in Buenos Aires in 1952 and has been making experimental films since 1970. In 1971 he began his studies at the Centro Experimental del Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía (Buenos Aires) and attended film seminars with Alberto Fischerman (1977), Werner Nekes (1980) and Werner Schroeter (1983) at the Goethe-Institut (Buenos Aires). He studied Modern and Audioperceptive Dance with Rolf Gelewski in Salvador da Bahía and São Paulo (Brazil), in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Caldini worked as a lighting designer and operator for theater and rock concerts and as a programmer of electronic instruments, in association with Jorge Haro (1989–90). He was the film and video curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 1998 to 2004, and a member of the Jury of the 2003 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany). In 2005, he was an Artist in Residence at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown (Scotland). He is the recipient of the following awards: the Premio Leonardo from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1997); Beca de la Fundación Antorchas (1998); the Gran Premio at the III Festival Franco-Latinoamericano de Video Arte for his work Heliografía (1994); and the Primer Premio at the Primera Semana del Cine Experimental, ARCO ’91, for his work El devenir de la piedras (1991).

About Pablo Marín

Pablo Marín was born in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to teaching (Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires; Centro de Investigación y Enseñanza en Cine y Video (CYEVIC), Buenos Aires) and writing on film (La región central, Kilómetro 111), he is a film and video curator and filmmaker. His films have been premiered at several festivals (International Experimental Cinema Exposition (TIE), Denver), and shown at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Austrian Film Museum, Anthology Film Archives (New York City), Starting from Scratch (Netherlands), Millennium Film Workshop (New York City), Pleasure Dome (Canada), Malba (Argentina), Avanto Festival (Finland), no.w.here (England), Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), among others. In 2009 he was invited as a visiting artist at the Contemporary Art Foundation (Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo (FAC)) in Montevideo, Uruguay, and as a filmmaker and lecturer at the exhibit Displacement: Cinema out of site at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Blu-ray
Booklet #1: 44 pp. (Essay by Pablo Marín, in English and Spanish)
Booklet #2: 44 pp. (Texts by Claudio Caldini, Biography, Filmography and still images from the films)
Size: 6.25 in x 7.75 in
Edition: 300 numbered copies
ISBN: 978-0-9834640-6-8

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Friday, July 13, 2012

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