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Hermógenes Cayo 2008

Creator:
Preloran, Jorge 1933-2009
Physical description:
one digital book (194 pages)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Place:
South America
Argentina
Andes Mountains (Argentina)
Date:
2008
Local number:
HSFA 2011.7
Notes:
title from credits (unpublished work)--archival collection
Archives also holds related ethnographic film "Hermógenes Cayo" (English title "Imaginero")
Summary:
Digital book presents the life and work of Hermogenes Cayo, a religious icon maker and artist living in Argentina's Andean highlands
Cite as:
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Hermogenes Cayo 1970

Creator:
Preloran, Jorge 1933-2009
Physical description:
one DVD (52 minutes) sound color DVD reference
one videocassette (52 minutes) sound color Digital Betacam video master
two film reels (1,893 feet) sound color 16mm master film
two film reels (1,893 feet) sound color 16mm preservation master
two film reels (1,893 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
South America
Argentina
Andes Mountains (Argentina)
Date:
1970
Topic:
Wedding
Domestic and family life
Language and culture
Weaving
Andean--Economics
Religious--beliefs
Art and religion
Land tenure
Local number:
HSFA 2007.10.31
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings
Archives also holds English language version released under the title Imaginero
Summary:
Edited film is an ethnobiography of Hermogenes Cayo, a religious image maker in the high Andean plateau of Argentina. The film portrays Hermogenes, his wife Aurelia Kilpe, and their children in their Andean lifestyle, as well as Hermogenes' passion for painting, carving, building, and his devotion to the virgin Mary. The film tells the story of how Hermogenes became an image maker and devotee to the virgin, thus capturing a lifestyle and philosophy rapidly disappearing. Hermogenes, if not the last, is one of the last image makers of his kind. His effigies, carved out of cactus root, are intricate and beautiful. The film includes Hermogenes reminisces, which are his narrations accompanied by old photographs. The audio track was made separately from the filming, so all of Hermogenes' or Aurelia's narrations overlay the footage. All narration is translated by the voice of Preloran, but the actual voices are clearly audible. The film does not follow a clear narrative structure, transitioning between themes and revisiting earlier themes later. In this way the film weaves a portrait of Hermogenes Cayo, the craft of image making, an indigenous Catholicism, marriage as well as portraying the lifestyle of a solitary Andean family braving the harsh conditions of the Andes. The relationship between individual and culture, as well as cultural change, is artfully expressed by Preloran
Cite as:
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Imaginero 1970

Creator:
Preloran, Jorge 1933-2009
Physical description:
one DVD (52 minutes) sound color DVD reference
one videocassette (52 minutes) sound color Digital Betacam video master
two film reels (1,866 feet) sound color 16mm master film
two film reels (1,925 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
South America
Argentina
Andes Mountains (Argentina)
Date:
1970
Topic:
Wedding
Andean--Economics
Local number:
HSFA 2007.10.56
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings
Archives also holds Spanish language original released under the title Hermogenes Cayo
Summary:
Edited film is an ethnobiography of Hermogenes Cayo, a religious image maker in the high Andean plateau of Argentina. The film portrays Hermogenes, his wife Aurelia Kilpe, and their children in their Andean lifestyle, as well as Hermogenes' passion for painting, carving, building, and his devotion to the virgin Mary. The film tells the story of how Hermogenes became an image maker and devotee to the virgin, thus capturing a lifestyle and philosophy rapidly disappearing. Hermogenes, if not the last, is one of the last image makers of his kind. His effigies, carved out of cactus root, are intricate and beautiful. The film includes Hermogenes reminisces, which are his narrations accompanied by old photographs. The audio track was made separately from the filming, so all of Hermogenes' or Aurelia's narrations overlay the footage. All narration is translated by the voice of Preloran, but the actual voices are clearly audible. The film does not follow a clear narrative structure, transitioning between themes and revisiting earlier themes later. In this way the film weaves a portrait of Hermogenes Cayo, the craft of image making, an indigenous Catholicism, marriage as well as portraying the lifestyle of a solitary Andean family braving the harsh conditions of the Andes. The relationship between individual and culture, as well as cultural change, is artfully expressed by Preloran
Cite as:
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

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