Above: Carlo Zanni, Koh-i-N∞r, 2014 - 2’05’’ loop HD video
iPods, iPads etc. light up the life of two quite far generations.
MUSIC: moby from mobygratis + commercial license – mobygratis.com
20% of earnings go to the Humane Society of the United States – humanesociety.org
The geometric elements dancing on the screen in Koh-iN∞r (mountain of light) are actually the screens of some portable electronic devices of the artist, individually shot in a dark room and then edited to compose a choreography.
The video, with a “dance” and hypnotic feeling, unveils itself with the appearance of two people from two very distant generations and it becomes a metaphor of the life cycle where the bright screens -the mountain of light- are the middle generation, a temporal and temporary keystone.
The music of the video is an unreleased track by Moby. Moby despite (or thanks to) the millions of copies sold of his records, created mobygratis.com to share with the online community a big part of its catalog adding also a hundred unreleased tracks. Artists and independent filmmakers can register to the site and request a non-commercial license to use for their own projects.
The music track of Koh-iN∞r was obtained through the Moby’s platform and with the help of its agent for the commercial license related to the project. 20% of the profits from Koh-iN∞r are donated to the Humane Society of the United States, an association for the treatment and care of animals (humanesociety.org). Moby doesn’t make any money out of the music distributed through mobygratis.com
EDITING: Federico Maccagni