Headlands Center for the Arts

Flatform

Italy | film/video/new media
Artist in Residence Program 2018

Artist Statement

Our work is mainly centered on landscape. For us, landscape serves as an emblematic model for overcoming the limits of reason that the principle of non-contradiction has subjected us to. Our vision of landscape does not contemplate contradiction, but rather conflict, tension, and collisions. Our itinerary confronts and reconfigures, through differing processes, the principle elements of landscape, such as the passage of time, sound, space, disassociation, meteorology, and insertion. Divisibility, instability, and tension toward the internal structure characterize our intervention in the landscape—in other words, to repeat and resume through variation each of the elements and acts that results in a use we love to define as spectral landscape. Through this, as with the specter of sound in music, or the specter of a vibration in physics, the landscape becomes a collection of the elements and their essential components.

While At Headlands

While at Headlands we would like to relate in one new site-specific project by realizing and reviewing at the same time the two opposing working practices that we normally use across different projects but to date not concurrently. One is centered on an accumulation of footage that is reduced through editing and compositing to the essential. The other is characterized by a single, long take that contains all the elements foreseen in the project.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://www.flatform.it