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The sky is falling

2017
HD video
color-sound
7min:54sec

Original music composed and performed by:
Elio Marchesini
Color grading:
Marco Noris
Live sound recording:
Andrea Riviera
Props man:
Nicolò Colciago
Assistant of Barbara and Ale:
Claudia Capelli
Assistant of Elio Marchesini:
Emilio Olivati

Swiss Alps: 2328 metres in altitude
-10°C. Wind, snow, clouds and sun.
A laid down vibraphone on a frozen lake.

Title and setting: we did not say anything else to Elio Marchesini to invite him to be protagonist of the film.
An imaginary motorway through the mountains where the wind runs, which breaks the ice, which draws the snow-clad landscape and where the metal’s vibration converses, disappears and resists the continuous gusts.

The whiteout is a visual dysfunction caused by whiteness of snow and clouds that confuses violently: the sky is falling.
All that remains is a lonely person, missing in the landscape, who plays a vibraphone and insists on don’t lose control.

The sky is falling, 2017, a video by Barbara and Ale, Barbara Ceriani Basilico, Alessandro Mancassola
The sky is falling, 2017, a video by Barbara and Ale, Barbara Ceriani Basilico, Alessandro Mancassola
The sky is falling, 2017, a video by Barbara and Ale, Barbara Ceriani Basilico, Alessandro Mancassola
The sky is falling, 2017, a video by Barbara and Ale, Barbara Ceriani Basilico, Alessandro Mancassola

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