Can Not Be Anything Against the Wind

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    Can Not Be Anything Against the Wind

    Non si può nulla contro il vento

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    6 min

    • No dialogue

    Experimental, Short

    Venice IFF: Orizzonti

    A series of sequences of landscape shot along a distance of 60 kilometres forms a mosaic of places and points of reference undergoing continuous transformation and which do not exist in our own surroundings. In this video, the bodies are not near or far: they are large or small. The horizons change and no space is independent of the person observing it. Incorporating only memory, the landscape is seen in a variety of speeds and movements applying a corporeal logic to the vision.


    Andrea Gorla
    Marco Forni

    Director's Statement

    That which flows beyond the walls of our horizon, together flow on the same plane. Whilst the plans themselves also flow. Horizons change. Every living being is inside its own bubble which contains everything visible to them and their space maintains the solidity of their structure. With “Can not be anything against the wind” the view is an individual projection on a site, the action is the individual or collective use of an environment and the landscape is a view without action. The sky in this video is used as a natural "blue screen" and the sequences of each landscape, composed with a multilayers system, create a place that does not exist in reality.




    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