A voice says “I would like to make you feel nice and comfortable, and to empty your mind of every single thought…” Thus begins the story, with an invitation to make you fall asleep, in a calm, deep, and peaceful rest, while a chaotic landscape, crowded with people, sets up on the screen. The crowd doesn’t seem to have anywhere to go, but they are sleeping and they need to dream.

BY  Gianluca Abbate (IT)

Gianluca Abbate is an Italian video artist and filmmaker based in Rome, born in Salerno on 5th June 1980. His works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, such as Macro, Maxxi, Palais de Tokyo. And at several film and video art festivals: AnnArbor Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Videoformes, Now&After, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Visioni Italiane. He has also won several awards such as Nasto d'Argento, the best short film at Torino Film Festival, and more.