SLOVENIAN 8MM EXPERIMENTS: KARPO GODINA AND DAVORIN MARC: INTRODUCTION BY JURIJ MEDEN
Karpo Godina, arguably the most internationally acclaimed Slovenian filmmaker and cinematographer, launched his career in the mid-sixties with a quick succession of independently produced 8mm experimental shorts, predominantly designed to question everything he was being taught at the state film academy. Emerging a decade after the hairy hippie Godina, the post-punk Davorin Marc remains very much a subject for further research. Notoriously reclusive and with over 150 Super-8mm and 16mm films under his belt, he modestly describes his work as the “small films” period, pushing the notion of understatement to a radical, bleeding new extreme. All films have been preserved/restored by the Slovenian Cinematheque and selected by Jurij Meden, who will also give a presentation in New York and at Berkeley.
Karpo Godina & Jure Pervanje GAME / DIVJAD (1965, 6 min, 8mm-to-35mm, b&w)
Karpo Godina & Mario Uršić DOG / PES (1965, 8 min, 8mm-to-35mm, b&w)
Karpo Godina A.P. (ANNO PASSATO) (1966, 5 min, 8mm-to-35mm, b&w)
Karpo Godina THE GRATINATED BRAINS OF PUPILIJA FERKEVERK / GRATINIRANI MOZAK PUPILIJE FERKEVERK (1970, 15 min, 35mm)
Davorin Marc BITE ME. ONCE ALREADY. / UGRIZNI ME. ŽE ENKRAT. (1978/80, 1.5 min, Super 8mm, silent)
Davorin Marc SLAUGHTER AHOY / EJ KLANJE (1981, 16 min, Super 8mm)
Davorin Marc FEAR IN THE CITY (1181 DAYS LATER OR SMELL OF RATS) / PAURA IN CITTA (1181 DNI POZNEJE ALI VONJ PO PODGANAH) (1984, 21 min, Super 8mm-to-35mm)
Davorin Marc PIKNIK (25 SECONDS PER FRAME) (2013/14, 11 min, Super 8mm-to-digital, silent)
When: March 6 – March 8
Opening night: March 6 at 8 p.m.
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.), New York, NY 10003 USA
When: March 11 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: PFA Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, Between College and Telegraph, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco, CA