GAMELAN

by Claudio CALDINI
1981 / Super 8mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00

Caldini attached his camera to two fine two-meter-long cords and spun it counter clockwise. The first surprise he got when viewing the developed film was the stroboscopic effect of certain sections of the footage: when the camera approached the ground, it suddenly seemed to be moving in the opposite direction. Drops of rain on the lens were another pleasant surprise: they remained static while the landscape behind them continued to fly by. Another surprise consisted of a ray of light which had penetrating the reflex viewfinder and streaked the darker areas of the image. The editing process consisted of eliminating the preliminary footage in which the camera had not yet achieved the desired speed of rotation.

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