Sirio Luginbühl was an italian underground film-maker, his film production began in 1967. With friends filmmakers and artists he experimented new techniques and styles. He was also interested in art and literature and took part to various avant-gard projects. The book “Collected notes on underground cinema, art and performance- 1964-2014” is the witness of his world made of kwowledge, experiences and people, curiosity for anyone who would carry a message from the world of art. It talks of artists like the Venetian Emilio Vedova, whose studio was a unconsecrated Church next to Salute, or writer as Pier Paolo Pasolini, or composer, director and theatrical costume designer as Sylvano Bussotti.
Many film-makers are mentioned that were not only friends of Sirio but also guests in Padova: Gregory Markopoulos came on 1971, he was considered one of the best and most refined experimental artist; Peter Kubelka one of better-known film-makers and exponents of experimental cinema, who with Jonas Mekas created the museum of underground cinema in New York. Luginbühl remembers in his book the prolific intenational Japenese film-maker Takahiko Iimura who had a friendly and working relationship with Yoko Ono and John Lennon; the failed visit to Andy Warhol’s Factory in Union Square. The last pages tell about a film that Sirio should like make: the suspicious end of Augustin Le Prince that involved the Lumière brothers as suspects in the crime.
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