PEOPLE DO NOT is based on a text written by Federica at the airport of Istanbul on her way to Israel, feeling the constraints of the body in a humanised space. “We move within squared and limited possibilities, we don’t jump, run, touch, roll, or simply raise our arms up, framing space and time for simple actions…. We walk on rubber soles and paved streets that properly isolate us from earth.” This film was made over two days at various times of the day in Berlin in October. All footage was obtained using a handheld camera and without lighting other than that available in the various locations. This gives the film a painterly quality, particularly in scenes where the filming took place at dusk.
Concept and Performance: Federica Bottini
Camera and Editing: Nicola Carter
Voice: Barbara Lo Gaglio, Federica Bottini
Filmed during our residency at Lake Studios Berlin.