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Abiding (Ugo Petronin, 2019)
Abiding is a short film created from a single 35mm photograph.


Abiding is a short film created from a single 35mm photograph. Taken from a train window between Dordrecht and Rotterdam, the artist has pulled the film manually in a shutter-less camera. The movement of the film and the continuous influx of light dissolved both the center of perspective and the spaces between frames. The work leans on the notions of fluidity and continuity to question the sequential recording and the frame by frame ideology in photographic and cinematographic processes. In this attempt to record without division, trees and houses lose their solidity and oscillate between abstraction and figuration. The piece evokes a filmic matter in flux in which the movements of the body, the apparatus and the sensitive surface coexist.

5'00" / HD File / colour / silent

Prod: Ugo Petronin  
Scen: Ugo Petronin
Country: The Netherlands 
Completed: 2019
Screening format: HD File

Ugo Petronin:

first film

Piet Zwart Institute
+31 (0)10 794 7405

Distributor: EYE Experimental

Festival selections: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019 (Fascinations competition - special mention), Indielisboa 2020 (International competition), Goshort International Short Film Festval Nijmegen 2020 (Dutch competition)


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