57.600 Seconds of Invisible Night and Light

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    57.600 Seconds of Invisible Night and Light

    57.600 secondi di notte e luce invisibili

    Directed by

    Italy

    2009

    5 min

    • No dialogue

    Experimental, Short

    We have asked 12 people to walk 4 identical routes through the course of a day and a night, always attempting to repeat the manner of the first time. As they moved they concentrated on their steps and their rhythm and the repetition immunized them from having to make sense of their movements. They move as if consumed by a single thought. Unaware of the passage of time. They reran the night during day and mixed darkness with the light.

    Credits

    Cast
    Andrea Belloni
    Laura Cagnati
    Sara Calzolari
    Chiara Carugo
    Roberto Cazzani
    Alisson Favoto
    Marco Forni
    Silvia Galli
    Luca Monno
    Sebastiao Marques
    Jean Carlos Pereira Cardozo
    Paolo Volonté
    Screenplay
    Flatform
    Cinematography
    Andrea Gorla
    Editing
    Flatform
    Marco Forni

    Director's Statement

    In this work the unity of place and action is precariously guaranteed through temporal discontinuity. Through repetition we gain something and we gain something because our bodies leave personal traces. Whatever the time, even though we differ from midday to midnight. The video acts a non-chronological idea of time in which the present comprises also the past and the future. This idea translates into the visualisation of a habitat where the actions of landscapes and people are always identical but in continual temporal change.

    Production
    FLATFORM
    Flatform

    Flatform

    Italy

    Our work is moving along an ideal border-line, the one of meaning, which articulates the difference between possibility and impossibility, between movement and pose (pause).

    Flatform is a group of artists founded in 2006 and based in Milan and Berlin. The group works on video, video installations and mobile installations. Works by Flatform have been featured in several film festivals all over the world such as IFF Rotterdam, Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Venice Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival and in many exhibitions in museums and institutions including, among others, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Awards: Screen Festival 2008 in Oslo; 25FPS 2009 in Zagreb; Lago Film Festival 2010 in Revine Lago. Their latest short film THAT WHICH IS TO COME IS JUST A PROMISE (2019) premiered at the 51st edition of Directors’ Fortnight.

    Selected Filmography