Finally a new work by acclaimed artist Claudio Rocchi, for the first time on DVD! Shooted in Sardinia in Giave’s (SS), Paulilatino’s (OR), Bitti’s (NU), Siddi’s (CA) areas, “pedra mendalza”, is halfway between a documentary and a feature movie. The docufiction exposes ancient sardinian “power places” from hystorical, cultural, archeological and energetical points of view crossing over magical and folkloristic local traditions. We meet there le tombe dei giganti (giants graves), I pozzi sacri (sacred wells), I santuari nuragici (nuragical sanctuaries), and finally the lavic rock that titles the movie. Pedra mendalza (the cleansing rock). It’s a totally digital work, advanced videophotographic techniques for an analogical, unsequential, visionary drive. Mental feedbacks and forseeings, a stream of consciousness. The rich soundtrack, leads often the experience, overwriting the script. pedra mendalza is a digital tale with music.
Claudio Rocchi was the original bass guitarist of Stormy Six, and had a long and successful solo career that started in 1970 with the first album, Viaggio. His music was influenced by eastern culture and psychedelia.