by Flatform, Italy 2015, 8'
SCREENPLAY: Flatform    SOUND: Flatform 
CAMERA: Raffaele Ingegno, Delia Simonetti    PRODUCER: Rosa Meins 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raffaele Ingegno, Delia Simonetti    PRODUCTION: RAG film, Bezirk Wedding Produktion 
EDITING: Flatform    DISTRIBUTION: Light Cone 

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015

This short film, directed by Flatform, an Italian collective active between Milan and Berlin, frames a typical Italian mountain landscape, shown as a miniature. Starting with a static shot, the work winds between reality and fiction. Real-life footage is subjected to the complex post-production work which characterizes the group’s visual poetics. The scene’s animation consists of luminous strips that stream from reflectors which suddenly light up, isolating and framing different portions of the same scene, as happens in the theater. Further lightplay comes from the windows of the dwellings, which help create a sense of expectation and disorienation in the viewer. The sounds of nature, and of a marching band playing an instrumental version of Puccini’s famous aria Nessun Dorma--with the lyrics in subtitles - become the scenery’s soundtrack. 

Founded in 2006, based in Milan and Berlin, the group works with video and video-installations, as well as performance and video sculptures. Flatform’s work has been shown in museums and other institutions, including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. Flatform’s videos have been shown at many festivals and have won prestigious prizes, including: the Screen Festival in Oslo in 2008, and the Festival International du Court Métrage in Lille in 2001. 

Selected Filmography
2014 Trento Symphonia 2011 Movimenti di un tempo impossibile; Un luogo a venire 2010 Non si puo nulla contro il vento 2009 57.600 secondi di notte e luce invisibili 2008 

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