L'OPERATORE PERFORATO

by Paolo GIOLI
1979 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 8' 53

A film derived from a scrap of an old
and anonymous Pathé film with the well-known center perforations
[of the 9.5mm format]. Constructed through multiple passes and
optical set-ups using very few images from an anonymous stock
shot to which brief, extraneous fragments have been added.
In the middle of the perforation an unknown camera operator tries
to somehow film part of a story (of what? of whom?) with some
apparent success. Inexorably, the center perforation breaks into
and disturbs the images of the camera operator, itself becoming
the central protagonist, to the point, however, of becoming almost
a screen or rather, actually a screen.
A film dedicated to the perforation on fifty centimeters of film of
a camera operator found and then perforated.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 18 fps
sound silent
rental fee 51,00 €