Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life

Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life, (Lorenzo Pazzi, Paolo Pennuti Gianluca Stazi), 2007. 20 minutes. Video.
photography and direction: Paolo Pennuti
screenplay and editing: Lorenzo Pazzi, Paolo Pennuti
sound: Gianluca Stazi

original format: MINIDVcam
camera: sony pd 170

Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life is a sound montage over a single sequence shot three months after hurricane Katrina. The originally silent sequence shot is taken from a car recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi.The intent is to re-create the scene of a movie whose narration — suspended inside a no-start, no-end fragment– feeds itself with documentary elements manipulated in the editing room.The dialogs were created using snippets of an interview with an insurance broker whose job was to document the damages to his customers’ houses in combination with sentences generated by the Pzizz software. Pzizz caters to deep relaxation and sleep through NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques. The soundscape was created in postproduction.

Exhibition History:
Criteria, 2009, The Averill and Bernard Leviton A + D Gallery, curated by Jimena Acosta, Columbia College Chicago, USA
Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life, 2008, Extraspazio Gallery, Rome, Italy
Leeds International Film Festival, 2008, Short Film City section, UK
24th International Short Film Festival, 2008, Hamburg, Germany
Strange Screen 7, 2008, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Laws of relativity, 2007, curated by Anna Colin ed Elena Sorokina, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene (CN), Italy
MIPDOC, 2007, The international showcase for documentary screenings, Cannes, France
90ma COLLETTIVA, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, 2007, Venice, Italy
5th BigscreenFestival, 2007, Kunming, China

Awards:
Honorable Mention, 24th International Short Film Festival, 2008, Hamburg, Germany
1st Prize, 90ma COLLETTIVA, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, 2007, Venice, Italy

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