Wille zur Macht

In "Wille zur Macht", Hegelian dialectic is used to artistically discuss the "will to power" concept of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The concept is considered to be the main driving force of the humanity.

A painter and two muses visually discuss the boundaries of Art, in terms of creative process. In the first part (Thesis), the painter destroys a canvas. By doing that, he affirms that Art can not be really controlled, i.e. when an artist creates, he can not fully control the creative process. In the Antithesis, the first muse negates the Thesis, by gently attaching a flower to a canvas. Finally, in the Synthesis, the conflict is resolved: an artistic creative process could be controlled only under certain circumstances, which are revealed by the second muse.

  • Arian Nowbahari
    Director
  • Arian Nowbahari
    Writer
  • Arian Nowbahari
    Producer
  • Kiana Kaveh
    Key Cast
  • Nicoletta Palmieri
    Key Cast
  • Arian Nowbahari
    Key Cast
  • Giacomo Borraccini
    Music
  • Anna Giulia Alvandi
    Music
  • Arian Nowbahari
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    October 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • High Tatras Film & Video Festival

    Slovakia
    Finalist
  • Athvikvaruni International Film Festival
    Aranthangi
    India
    August 15, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Experimental Film)
  • Buddha International Film Festival
    Mayiladuthurai
    India
    August 16, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Experimental Film)
  • Serbest International Film Festival

    Moldova, Republic of
    September 5, 2022
    Semi-Finalist
  • Pure Magic International Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    September 5, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Experimental)
  • Absurd Film Festival
    Milano
    Italy
    August 6, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Outfit)
  • Make Art Not Fear
    Porto
    Portugal
    October 1, 2022
    Award Winner (Best Poetry Short)
Director Biography - Arian Nowbahari

Arian Nowbahari ('95) is an italian iranian film director, painter and electronic engineer based in Norway.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering. His field of study is Wireless Power Transfer through Sound Waves. He is author of several peer-reviewed articles, published in international journals.

As a painter, his paintings have been featured in several solo exhibitions in Italy. His last solo exhibition was held at the Archelogical Museum of Olbia, Italy. He is represented by Singulart and Saatchi Art. He has been listed in the Aesthetica Artists' Directory (Issue 108, August 2022).

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Director Statement

In this work I give an artistic interpretation of the "Will to Power" concept of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

The aim was to try to understand the limits of Art, from a creative process point of view.

As I painter, sometimes I can not identify the boundaries of my creativity.

Is my mind that leads the creative process? or is Art itself (i.e. the inspiration) to dominate my brushes?

"I love him who seeks to create beyond himself, and thus perishes."