A few years back @ IHP we screened the complete traveling series called DEL 
ÉXTASIS AL ARREBATO (FROM ECSTASY TO RAPTURE): 50 years of alternative Spanish 
film offered by the CCCB in Barcelona. Contained within the series was a film 
by Basque director and painter, José Antonio Sistiaga. The film ‘…ere erera 
baleibu izik subua aruaren…’ (José Antonio Sistiaga/1968-70. Colour, 35mm, 
silent. 70 mins.). The film's title signifying a series of random and 
meaningless words is a remarkable film. Itself, is the first feature-length 
film in the history of Spanish cinema painted entirely in the camera-less 
animation technique. Sistiaga uses 35mm celluloid as a blank, transparent 
canvas, directly applying paint onto the film employing different techniques. 
Taking 17 months to complete, and lacking figurative elements or sound 
accompaniment, the result is an indescribable experience and designed to be 
experienced projected in a darkened cinema.

Best,


Robert E. Cargni
Associate Director of Arts
Senior Curator

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