The publication is the first comprehensive study of Baruchello's relationship with the moving image from the sixties on.
The book opens with a densely packed montage of Baruchello's own notes, images, and documents, presented by means of a medium dear to the artist, photocopies. An essay by Alessandro Rabottini takes us through the rooms of the exhibition at La Triennale di Milano, while a conversation between Baruchello and Massimiliano Gioni highlights some key aspects of his ideas about cinema. Carla Subrizi's text winds its way through his entire production of films and videos, whereas an essay by Philippe-Alain Michaud examines some of the historical roots of Verifica incerta (1964-65). The heart of the publication catalogues the artist's complete oeuvre, with a synopsis by Carla Subrizi of every single filmic work, a history of their screenings reconstructed by Daniela Zanoletti, and a selection of stills. The book ends with a critical anthology of texts that Baruchello has written during the course of his career. This section, which is edited by Carla Subrizi, is accompanied by an ample bibliography.
Published following the exhibition “Gianfranco Baruchello: Cold Cinema. Film, video e opere 1960-1999”, at La Triennale di Milano, from December 09, 2014, to February, 22, 2015.
Born in 1924, Gianfranco Baruchello lives and works in Rome, where he created the Agricola Cornelia in 1973. His practice as an artist, poet, videographer and experimentalfilmmaker is now being rediscovered thanks to a series of exhibitions, and participation in Biennials and group exhibitions, as well as publications.