Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
International Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino

6° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino - November 28th - December 4th, 2022

20th International Festival Signs of the Night - Italy


Sala Serpieri
Friday Dec 2, 2022
14 h

Train Again
Peter Tscherkassky
Austria / 2021 / 0:20:00

18 years after Kurt Kren produced his third film 3/60 Bäume im Herbst [3/60 Trees in Autumn], he shot his masterpiece 37/78 Tree Again. 18 years after I created my third darkroom film L’Arrivée (an homage to the Lumière brothers and their 1895 L'Arrivée d'un train), I embarked on Train Again. This third film in my “Rushes Series” is an homage to Kurt Kren that simultaneously taps into a classic motif in film history. My darkroom ride took a few years, but we finally arrived: All aboard!


Mike Hoolboom
Canada / 2020 / 0:08:34

A terrible virus finally brings down the internet, and humans look out from the wreckage in the aftermath. Five weigh in with personal recollections: pensive, disbelieving, grieving, philosophical. We used to have movie stars and famous musicians. Now we had each other.



Iota Period Omega
Giota Teleia Omega
Alexis Alexiou
Greece / 2022 / 0:13:00

Planes of all sizes, fun fairs, neon advertising, protesting people, men, women and children having fun, desert-like landscapes, urban views – the shimmering 8mm images develop a peculiar pull. They come from our present day but seem strangely distant, past. It’s the visual diary of I.O, a girl who lives in a future surveillance state and remembers the world before climate change.



Reflection of a Man
Martine Stig
Netherlands / 2021 / 0:17:07

In the film essay ‘The Reflection of the Man’ Martine Stig grapples with the meaning of the human in a hybrid world. Employing ubiquitous technologies like face recognition software, while also reflecting on them, Stig examines the act of seeing beyond the explorative and the embodied. Stig uses Rorschach techniques and algorithms in order to draw closer to nonhuman companions, and speculatively broadens the concept of being present. The Reflection of the Man results from the artist ongoing dialogue with writer Ilse van Rijn about technology and memory in a more-than-human world.


Tomorrow is a Water Palace
Juanita Onzaga
Colombia / 2022 / 0:15:00

Sybille is the last person alive on a planet with no history or water. She roams through arid lands, traveling through strange visions. Entities with more memory than humans communicate with her. How to persuade the spirit of the waters to come back to earth?


The Stream XII
Hiroya Sakurai
Japan / 2022 / 0:03:57

In the artificial environment of the paddy field, water—an element of nature—follows the rules of the artificial. As a result, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. For the twelfth film in the series “The Stream”, I did not limit the stream to liquids, but extended it to in clude the air. I shot wind, flames, smoke and clouds as motifs representing the air. I incorporated aerial shots using a drone as a way to express the wind more visually. When I shot the reeds on the banks of a big river from 80m above the ground, the reeds waved in the wind like waves on the sea. As for the flames, I shot how they created a flow of air that was accompanied by smoke. The smoke converges with the clouds in the sky and becomes rain, which in turn becomes water on the ground. In this series, I have focused on the beauty of nature juxtaposed with the artificial. In this work, I chose the reed fields as a place that is maintained and managed by humans for the production of building materials and daily products. The beautiful landscape of the paddy fields is also a place for the efficient production of food. In this way, I have expressed “stream” as a symbiotic cooperation between humans and nature.


Agua de Vinagre
Frédérique Menant
France / 2022 / 0:38:50

A woman walks through islands’ landscapes in which intimate territories of grief are being drawn. What do we make of the dead who still live in us? How do we live at the same time with and without them? How can we be present to the world with this abyss? With a sensitive, almost tactile, approach, a world is composed again where the missing find a place aside the living, where sensuality overcomes the collapse.