Animated Architecture II

Friday, May 6, 2011, 9pm, Festival of Animated Film, Kino Metropol 3, Stuttgart
Animated Architecture II – screening curated by Cornelia and Holger Lund with curatorial assistance by Meike Frank

jutojo & Philipp Sollmann, Still aus There will be singing
Pia Maria Martin, Still aus IX

Sara Muzio, Still aus Earthbound

A new visual culture has come to dominate the presentation of architecture in recent years: animated digital visualisation is now the tool of choice to render both actual building projects and futuristic architectural visions. This is the second program developed on architecture shorts, after the first one shown last year at the Stuttgart Festivalof Animated Film.

When architectural designs are shown in an exhibition context today, often videos have to carry the issue. The video visualisations incorporate elements of music, graphics and text within a realisation of architectural vision. The term “vision” can be taken quite literally here, since this technique allows the user to envisage not only commissioned architecture, but also free architectural design and experimental work.

These digital video visions share the fact that they access media (video, music, graphics) or media genres (music video, games) that are not traditionally connected to architecture, furthermore, they develop a specific language designed to present architectural detail within a short film, going beyond simple videos on architecture as a means of communication. The crucial point here is that the medium has taken on a life of its own: video is increasingly used as a platform for freely experimental fictions.

The selected films and videos are again made by architects but not exclusively as artists and designers are also dealing with architectonical questions in architecture shorts.

Program with films and videos by Bruno Barthas, Rob Carter, Juryoku, jutojo & Philipp Sollmann, Dagmar Keller/Martin Wittwer, Pia Maria Martin, Keiichi Matsuda, Sara Muzio Jörn Staeger, and Serene Teh.