Paolo Gioli - Film di Paolo Gioli

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Gioli's name is often associated with those Italian filmmakers who frequented the Cooperativa Cinema Indipendente centered around the Filmstudio in Rome. But this is really an over-simplification derived more than anything else from a need to classify thi

Gioli's name is often associated with those Italian filmmakers who frequented the Cooperativa Cinema Indipendente centered around the Filmstudio in Rome. But this is really an over-simplification derived more than anything else from a need to classify this artist who is unique in the Italian world of film and whose research is particularly original. When he moved to Rome in the early Seventies after his forced return from the United States, Gioli did establish contacts with that group, but by then it had already become inactive. In any case, he was always somewhat distant from it because his interests were more strictly focused on the nature of the medium. These interests were already evident in his paintings from that period which constitute the lyrical transposition of his new research onto canvas. The diptych Vast Surface of the Source (of light) (1970) and Cone of Light (1972), are emblematic of those years, true metaphors of film which even in a physical sense incorporated the object to which they make reference. Gioli took nothing for granted in his investigation of the filmic apparatus; instead he explored its limitations. He wondered about screens (prior to the history of film, there must be a history of the screen as an object!), about projection, about the dark (someone must investigate the history of darkness in the history of film after the history of the rectangle in film!). He enhanced the aesthetic nature of negative images as opposed to the intrusiveness of positive images and he broke the rigid rule of the frame line. He invented a multilayer screen with colour silhouettes to add colour to his black and white films and used motion picture cameras without lenses on still figures to force them into motion even where there was none. His research was not formalist in a limiting sense; rather, he invented little stories which he filled with tragi-comic contents thanks to his highly skillful manipulations. His writings, which are few in number, have been re-presented here. Some of them have been shortened for reasons of space and accessibility. They shed a great deal of light on the rigor of his research. Complex, but always full of imagination and explanatory to some extent, these texts by Gioli recall the mental processes of some of the work of Gertrude Stein in their associations of ideas. Lyrical and dense with an ever increasing rhythm, better suited to recitation than to silent reading, they are presented only in Italian to ensure that their musical nature will remain intact.

Includes the films:

- Commutazioni Con Mutazione
- Del Tufarsi E Dell'annegarsi
- Film Stenopeico
- Filmarilyn
- Filmfinish
- Hilarisdoppio
- Immag Dist Da Un Intenso Parassita
- Immag Trav D Ruota Di Duchamp
- Operatore Perforato (L')
- Piccolo Film Decomposto
- Quando L'occhio Trema
- Secondo Il Mio Occhio Di Vetro
- Traumatografo
- Volto Telato

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34.90 EUR

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Raro Video

Publishing date: 

Monday, September 7, 2009

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2

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Multizone

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PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

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B&W

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DD2.0