Re: Peter Kubelka VHS

From: Jorge Amaro (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Feb 04 2006 - 08:18:20 PST

So to see Mr. Kubelka oeuvre in "the real thing" I have to spent at
least 500 to 750 euros including renting a projector and shipping
costs. Okay thanks.

On 04/02/06, carlos.adriano <email suppressed> wrote:
> Jorge Amaro wrote:
> > Yes, I can understand perfectly, but again, living outside the screening
> circles, it's difficult to see them in any other format, If it wasn't for
> that bootleg tape, I would surelly die without watching his films. Anyways
> thank you for the info.
> I do live outside the so-called "screening circles" too, but there are ways
> to deal with that. As Fred Camper put it, Kubelka's films can be rented in
> 16/35mm prints from a variety of sources in U.S. and Europe (ok, that means
> rental & shipping costs, customs and difficulties, but that does not justify
> quitting the search for "the real thing").
> Embarassed to show-off myself, I'd like to quote a personal account. I and
> my friend / partner Bernardo Vorobow struggled for more than five years to
> bring Kubelka to Brazil (fights for sponsorship etc, even against trade and
> official Austria's lack of interest): but we were able to invite him to
> come, show all his films, give lectures, and we also edited a book (which
> seems to have pleased him, due its graphic design and content approach). We
> did not bring his films so that we could watch them first, although that
> would not be a bad idea (cinephilia program was made out of this: one
> person's desire to see a movie takes him / her to show it for him / herself
> and share with others). We had already seen his films before our Brazil's
> screenings. We arranged to travel to Vienna in order to meeting Kubelka and
> watching his films at screen and moviola (research, interview, texts for the
> book). Our main drive (after having heard about the work and got interest in
> it) was to look for the author / artist to meet the person and the work... I
> do not think anyone should think of "surely die without watching" any film;
> one must live to do so.
> Carlos Adriano
> São Paulo, Brazil
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Jorge Amaro
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