Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005

16mm, super8, mini DV, color, sound
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A selection of short experimental films and videos shot in Italy spanning a period from 1980 through 2005. Some are intuitive, edited-in-camera, reactions to what I was experiencing; others are frame-by-frame ...
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A selection of short experimental films and videos shot in Italy spanning a period from 1980 through 2005. Some are intuitive, edited-in-camera, reactions to what I was experiencing; others are frame-by-frame (JK optical printing) reconfigurations of the image or, in the videos, layered and image-processed compositions. All are lyric celebrations of a place, art and culture that I love. -G. A. SAINT TERESA (1983, 16mm, 4:50 min.) - after Bernini's "Ecstasy"; baroque excess and dazzle; shot in super-8 at SM della Vittoria, Rome; re-composed in 16mm on the JK. (London Filmmakers Coop. "New American Cinema 1981-1991" touring program) EMBARKATION TO CAPRI (1980, super-8mm, 2:04 min.) - a single shot lyric; the pleasure seekers depart (after Watteau and Fellini). "A particular favorite of mine." - Tom Chomont VERONA (1989, super-8mm, 3:11 min.) - one of a series of edited-in-camera, sync-sound, place lyrics that I was shooting in the late '80's. TAORMINA/ETNA (1996, super-8mm to hi-8 video, 6:53 min.) - a land and seascape of exquisite beauty pulsing with life and the promise of death. "Adelstein rephotographs Super-8mm film on video, creating, through the chug-chugga-chugg rhythm familiar to all 8mm filmmakers, an extremely effective visual analogue to the molten lava which bubbles and surges under the volcano." -Albert Kilchesty; (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" exhibition at MoMA, 1982-2001) SICILIA (1999, mini-DV, 4:20 min.) - meditation on life and death in the Catacombs of Palermo and, on the island of Motya, in the presence of a 5th centruy B. C. Greek statue unearthed in the 1970's. NOCTURNE (2003, mini-DV, 6:40 min.) - video diary: midnight under Venetian moon. GRAFFITO (2003, mini-DV, 2:55min.) - tracing a swirling arabesque at the heart of Venetian art and design. APOLLO DREAMING (2004, mini-DV, 3:30 min.) - through the oculus of the Pantheon, Apollo dreams the future of Rome. SAN MARCO SUBAQUEO (2005, mini-DV, 4:45 min.) - the bejeweled Adriatic Queen succumbs to the coppery depths of the sea. BAVA BYTES (2005, mini-DV, 10:40 min.) - fractured Mario Bava trailer pics mixed in a delirious giallo tribute to maestro Bava, Christopher Lee and Eva Bartok. (Comprised of 2,446,129,431 bytes - to be exact.) ("The most important aspect of Adlestein's approach to video is that it is irrefutably and defiantly filmic. It is sublimely tactile where most videos tend to be impersonally cool and hard..." -Albert Kilchesty)

Films

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    Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Documentary

    Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 56 min
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    Reading 1974: Portrait of a City
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    Experimental

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    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 56 min
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    • History
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    Cat's Eyes
    Experimental

    Cat's Eyes
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 3.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Music
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    Kosher
    Experimental

    Kosher
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Erotic
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    Italian Opticals & Italian Places
    Experimental

    Italian Opticals & Italian Places
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 13.75 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Optical Lyrics

    Optical Lyrics
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
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    St. Teresa
    Experimental

    St. Teresa
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
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    • Arts / Artists
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    Room In His Heart

    Room In His Heart
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 32.5 min
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    • Literarature / Theater
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    Kore/Kouros
    Experimental

    Kore/Kouros
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
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    • Arts / Artists
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    S-8 Diaries: 1987/89
    Experimental

    S-8 Diaries: 1987/89
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Candy
    Experimental

    Candy
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
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    Pink Venise I Like

    Pink Venise I Like
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 11.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Forsythia
    Experimental

    Forsythia
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 3 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch
    Experimental

    Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 11 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Cezannescapes 1 & 2
    Experimental

    Cezannescapes 1 & 2
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 5.5 min
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    Gaudi & Cezannescapes
    Experimental

    Gaudi & Cezannescapes
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 12 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Figures
    Experimental

    Figures
    Gary Adlestein

    video, color, sound, 20 min
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    • Body
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    Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001
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    Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, Super 8, color, sound
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    Septuagenarian Collaborations

    Septuagenarian Collaborations
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 48 min
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    1/20/17
    Documentary
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    1/20/17
    Gary Adlestein

    digital, color, sound, 3 min
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    • History
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    DEAL!
    Experimental

    DEAL!
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 4 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • Body
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    • Political / Social Activism
    • Found Footage