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57.600 seconds of invisible night and light


2009 00:05:10 ItalyItalianColorStereo16:9HD video


We 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 moved as if consumed by a single thought. Unaware of the passage of time. They re-ran the night during the day, and mixed the darkness with the light.

— Flatform

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

Flatform was founded in 2006 and is based in Milan and Berlin.

Flatform works in video and time based installations including mobile installations. Works by Flatform have been shown in many exhibitions at museums and institutions including, among others, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; MARCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Catanzaro, Italy; Kulturhuset in Stockhom, Sweden; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Russia; Museu da imagen e do som in Sao Paulo, Brasil; and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain.

Videoworks by Flatform have been featured in several film festivals throughout the world such as Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Canada; LOOP Festival Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne Film Festival, Australia; International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Venice International Film Festival, Italy; Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil, and Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen.

Works by Flatform have been awarded at Screen Festival 2008, in Oslo; 25FPS 2009, in Zagreb; Lago Film Festival 2010, in Revine Lago; Festival International du Court-Metrage 2011, in Lille.