Thursday, 30 June 2011

thenorthroom + Le Corbusier

Such Is Our Pleasure
Szu-Han Ho and Jesse Vogler
16 mm film loop

This film reanimates one account of the utopian impulse–Le Corbusier’s Plan for a City of Three Million, a project that has become iconic of both the visions and failures of the modernist moment. That this work has come to epitomize a modernist directive for city planning, one both eerily familiar and outlandishly distant, serves as the basis of our inquiry into the uncanny space of a dislocated subject. By collapsing a digital animation of the City of Three Million onto the recognizably antiquated medium of 16mm stock, this project attempts to complicate the path between a memory of existing urban forms and the possibilities of future urban arrangements. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Matthias Müller + Costa / Niemeyer

Matthias Müller
16 mm film transferred to DVD, projected, 14:30 minutes
Courtesy Thomas Erben Gallery, New York