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A place to come


2011 00:07:25 ItalyItalianColorStereo16:9HD video


A man with two dogs crosses a landscape. A person walks along a ridge and stops to look at the skyline. Other people run while nature shrinks back to its enigmaticness. In this video landscape doesn’t evolve according to simple time curves, but according to the particular mode of crossing of a weather element: fog.

A place to come is a video about the mutual references between the plain description of a place and its concrete demonstration. The narrative structure of the work starts from the perceptive features that are developed by the presence of fog. In this video, the reality that is still not expressed is anticipated by sounds. Just as it happens in case of fog. Moreover, a “voice over” describes the reality to come. In each sequence, the setting of the next scene is anticipated by voice over and sounds.

-- 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.