Slovenian 8mm Experiments: Karpo Godina and Davorin Marc: Introduction by Jurij Meden

Film - Feature | March 11 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Jurij Meden

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Karpo Godina launched his career in the mid-sixties with a succession of 8mm experimental shorts, predominantly designed to question everything he was being taught at the state film academy. In retrospect it seems as if Godina had to go through this romantic, frantic phase in order to arrive at what he became famous for: extracting as much (political) action and dynamics as possible from meticulously framed, perfectly still images. Emerging a decade after Godina, the post-punk Davorin Marc remains 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 “small films.” Jurij Meden

Game (Divjad) Karpo Godina, Jure Pervanje, Yugoslavia, 1965, 6 mins @ 18 fps, Silent with separate sound on CD, B&W, 8mm transferred to 35mm
Dog (Pes) Karpo Godina, Mario Ursic, Yugoslavia, 1965, 8 mins @ 18 fps, Silent with separate sound on CD, B&W, 8mm transferred to 35mm
Anno Passato (A.P.) Karpo Godina, Yugoslavia, 1966, 5 mins @ 18 fps, Silent with separate sound on CD, B&W, 8mm transferred to 35mm
The Gratinated Brains of Pupilija Ferkeverk (Gratinirani mozak Pupilije Ferkeverk) Karpo Godina, Yugoslavia, 1970, 15 mins, Color, 35mm
Bite Me. Once Already (Ugrizni me. Ze enkrat) Davorin Marc, Yugoslavia, 1978/80, 1:35 mins, Silent, Color, Super 8mm
Slaughter Ahoy (Ej klanje) Davorin Marc, Yugoslavia, 1981, 16 mins @ 18 fps, Silent with separate sound on CD, Color, Super 8mm
Fear in the City (1181 Days Later or Smell of Rats) (Paura in citta (1181 dni pozneje ali Vonj po podganah) Davorin Marc, Yugoslavia, 1984, 21 mins, Color, Super 8mm transferred to 35mm
25 Seconds per Frame (Piknik) Davorin Marc, Yugoslavia, 2013/14, 10:50 mins, Silent, Color, Super 8mm transferred to Digital Video

All films preserved or restored by the Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana, and selected by Jurij Meden.

Total running time: 83 mins

Introduction Jurij Meden

Jurij Meden is the former curator of film exhibitions at Slovenian Cinematheque and is currently curator of film exhibitions at George Eastman House

 $9.50 General Admission,  $5.50 BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley Students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, and youth (17 & under)

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