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Großes BALi, 13:15 h

The city as a stage for ambitious politicians, crazy developers, eccentric artists and protesting commons. Architecture is politics and thus in a permanent transition, from the idea to the model till vacancy and demolition. Buildings become national icons and city areas are converted into futuristic prototypes. Five extraordinary films focus on the role of architecture in our daily life. Applying a humorous as well as nostalgic tone, they follow the characteristics of modern city planing with an ingeniously associative imagery.

Entretempos

Entretempos

Entretempos is about: the singing that evokes. A city that is falling apart. A building that stands. A people that whitens. A family that convulses. A silence that cuts.

  • Brasilien
  • 00:06:28
  • Director: Yuri Firmeza, Frederico Benevides
  • Production: Lohayne Lima
  • Photography: Frederico Benevides e Yuri Firmeza
  • Editing: Frederico Benevides
  • Music: Danilo de Carvalho
  • Sound: Érico Paiva
  • Year: 2015

The Ian Pollard Effect

The Ian Pollard Effect

Open to the public on July 6th 1988 the Homebase store on Warwick Road in Kensington, London was known for being one of the most controversial examples of 1980s postmodernist architecture. Created by property developer Ian Pollard the building’s design blatantly copied James Stirling’s iconic “Neue Staatsgalerie” in Stuttgart and merged it together with ancient Egyptian carvings and columns. Director Paul Crook re-visits the history of this provocative building and the uproar it caused amongst the architectural community, and its own founders. Presented across two screens the film playfully shifts through styles, from documentary, TV to computer screen casting. Created two years after the building’s demolition it invites viewers to re-consider this ‘vulgar’ architecture and what it might tell us about who dictates how our cities look today.

  • Großbritannien
  • 00:14:00
  • Director: Paul Crook
  • Production: Paul Crook
  • Photography: Paul Crook
  • Editing: Paul Crook
  • Music: Paul Crook
  • Sound: Paul Crook
  • Languages: en
  • Subtitles: en
  • Year: 2016
  • Website
  • German Premiere

QE3

QE3

During the 2062 Glasgow International Festival, a sculptor brings the QE2 ocean liner back from Dubai, transforming this symbol of heavy industry into an institution for art, functioning as a new home for the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art. Designed and built amid the social and industrial upheaval of the 1960s, the luxury liner returns to a city undergoing extensive change under the auspices of urban regeneration. On this CGI-animated odyssey we pass through the Suez Canal, encounter refugee boats in the Mediterranean, oil rigs in the North Sea, and finally arrive at the post-industrial cityscape of Glasgow. Architectural models, glossy renderings, and virtual reality videos come to life in this fictional last voyage of the QE2 from the industrial age to virtual worlds.

  • England
  • 00:20:16
  • Director: Lawrence Lek
  • Production: Lawrence Lek
  • Photography: Lawrence Lek
  • Editing: Lawrence Lek
  • Music: Oliver Coates
  • Sound: Lawrence Lek
  • Languages: en
  • Year: 2016
  • Website
  • Europe Premiere

Sava Buildering

Sava Buildering

Following the foot steps of Belgrade’s 1970s conceptual art scene the short film shows two parkour runners while traversing the city on an imaginary line using wide tableaus. During their performance the heavy breathing of the two men accelerates and thus creates a dialogue with the surrounding archictecture. A reference to Marina Abramović und Neša Paripović which recalls the connection of architecture, the human body and the development of, and movement in the city.

  • Österreich
  • 00:08:20
  • Director: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Production: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Photography: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Editing: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Music: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Sound: Ulrich Reiterer
  • Year: 2015
  • German Premiere

The Park

The Park

A slow meandering camera in an abandoned amusement park in the heart of Casablanca. Mesmerizing tableaus draw a portrait of the youths who frequent this area and to their ways of informally appropriating this space for their needs. Snapshots of their life, meticulously reframed and inspired by images found on social networks, are investigating their private codes and gestures. LE PARK establishes different points of view and multiplies the possibilities: politicly charged moments, danger frozen in time, instants before acting out. Between immediacy and illusion, the audience observes "something about to happen" and is invited to accept an experience of duration.

  • Frankreich
  • 00:14:00
  • Director: Randa Maroufi
  • Production: Eric Prigent
  • Photography: Luca Coassin
  • Editing: Randa Maroufi
  • Music: without music
  • Sound: Randa Maroufi
  • Languages: ar,fr
  • Subtitles: en
  • Year: 2015
  • Website