Elio Gelmini was born in Italy in 1959. While in Italy Gelmini worked extensively in theatre and film. Enlightened Pockets was his first film produced in Canada after his arrival in 1988. The video tape Borders produced in 1995, represents a shift for Gelmini from film into a medium he feels gives him more freedom to explore the visual aspects of his ideas, with less importance on narrative or text. This work also represents a new direction for Gelmini as it superimposes political movements and philisophical ideas from different cultures to imply a universal language.
Gelmini is a member of the Board of Directors at Charles Street Video (Toronto).
1999, 12:00 minutes, colour, Spanish / English st
1997, 42:00 minutes, colour, Spanish / English st
1996, 10:00 minutes, B&W, English
1995, 06:00 minutes, B&W, English
1993, 04:00 minutes, Colour & B/W, English
1988, 11:00 minutes, B&W, English