Stone Welcome Mat exposes formal imperfections of film as a metaphor for language and memory. Carducci discovers a new visual language as he weaves together his grandfather’s 8mm Kodachrome home movie footage with her hand-processed super-8 Ektachrome film shot 30 years later outside of his old house in Pratola Peligna de l’Aquila, Italy.

Stone Welcome Mat premiered at The Venice Film Festival in 2003.

16mm, color, silent, 6 minutes (2003)



Millennium Film Workshop
5 pm, Sunday, November 6, 2011
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY

Cinema 16
7 pm, Friday, June 3, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents an evening with Cinema 16 and selected members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Oneida, and experimental cellist MV Carbon. For one evening only, they will transform six experimental films chosen by independent curator Molly Surno. Based on the exhibition Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York, Surno draws from the concept of city as muse. Featured filmmakers include Andy Warhol, Rudy Burckhardt, Edgar Varèse and Le Corbusier, Joey Carducci, Herbert Kosower, and Francis Thompson.
Cinema 16 initially began in 1947 as a New York–based avant-garde film society. Now, more than four decades later, Surno brings the spirit of experimental cinema back to New York.
Jayson Kerr Dobney, associate curator and administrator in the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum, will introduce the exhibition.
Free with Museum admission