2012 | Film

Claudio Caldini: Experimental Films 1975-82 
by Claudio Caldini

antennae collection is pleased to have worked with the Argentine experimental filmmaker Claudio Caldini to publish Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975–1982. There are 300 numbered copies of this limited edition, completely bilingual (English–Spanish) production, which includes twelve of Caldini’s Super and Single 8 films, two forty-four page hand-sewn booklets (the first with texts by Caldini and still images from the films, and the second with a critical essay by Argentine film critic and filmmaker Pablo Marín). Printed and produced in New York City in 2012.

"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."  -Pablo Marín

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Claudio Caldini: Experimental Films 1975-1982
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

Read a note on Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975-1982 by Matt Losada (Film Quarterly, 67.1 2014).
Read an article (in Spanish) on Claudio Caldini by Argentine Film Critic and Scholar David Oubiña (Revista Todavía, Argentina, November 2012). 
Read a note on Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975-1982 by Aaron Cutler (Film Comment, September 2012).
Read (in Spanish) about the book presentation of Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975-1982 at Proa, Buenos Aires, August 2012.
Read a note (in Spanish) on Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975-1982 by Film Critic and Author Pablo Marín (Blogs & Docs, Spain, June 2012). 

About the Authors

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). 

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. 

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