STONE WELCOME MAT discovers and exposes formal imperfections of film as a metaphor for language and memory. Carducci discovers a new visual language as she weaves together her grandfather's 8mm movie footage with her film shot 30 years later outside of his old house in Pratola Peligna de l'Aquila, Italy.
"STONE WELCOME MAT is a lovingly constructed meditation on memory and the archeology of the family home movie."-David Sherman, San Francisco Cinematheque
"Carducci uses her camera to document ephemeral moments of family interactions and attempts to translate these instances from Italian to English. She discovers that the translation onto film becomes an entirely new visual language."-MadCat Women's International Film Festival
Selected Exhibition 2003: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA; Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video, Victoria BC Canada
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Gina Carduccicolor, sound, 7 minRental format: 16mm