by Paolo GIOLI
1993 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 8' 00

Farfallìo [Flutter]. Cinematic flicker: flicker is introduced into the flutter of butterflies shot from small books. My intention was, here as elsewhere, to animate what is inexorably locked up in the fixity of typographic ink in a book. In this attempt, I brought into play the rhythm of some erotic film images, making butterflies and eros pulsate together. As for the extraordinarily beautiful five minutes of moth wings by the great Stan Brakhage: I would never have used wings ripped from butterflies, even if they were… nocturnal1.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 18 fps
sound silent
rental fee 54,00 €