The series Gone with the Wind is a reference to the homonymous film by Victor Fleming, narrating the continuous struggle of Scarlett, the main character, to overcome the incessant flux of existence and of history. Time has always been a major theme in Britta Dietsche’s production. This deep reflection on the essence of beauty, fleeting and ephemeral, can be found in western art over centuries, as for instance in still lifes, always charged with symbols representing the flow of time.
In Gone with the Wind, Britta Dietsche explores the qualities of the different temporalities emerging in cinematography, real life and visual arts. Visual arts and cinematography are certainly the place of illusions and fiction, but they also offer the possibility to preserve instants and stories which otherwise would be destined to disappear.