REALISED IN : 2011
PROJECT TYPE: Essay
TOOLS: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
This essay questions the clear separation between Architectural and Cinematic path of the spatial eye* claimed by Eisenstein.
When does Architectural and Cinematic path of the spatial eye meet in Architectural Film?
* Architectural path of the spatial eye: Path used when one experiences architecture physically, ‘where the spectator moves through a series of carefully disposed phenomena which he absorbs in order with his visual sense’.
* Cinematic Path of the spatial eye: Path used when one experiences architecture through moving images / film, 'where a spectator follows an imaginary line among a series of objects, through the sight as well as in the mind, “diverse impressions passing in front of an immobile spectator” ‘.
This analysis is based on two Films. The first one is HouseLife, by Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine, which treats of the House in Bordeaux, designed by the dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas and completed in 1998. The second one, is an extract of “Infinite Space”, directed by Murray Grigor, which deals with “The Chemisphere”, a house designed by John Lautner’ in 1960 in Los Angeles.
Part 01 / ARCHITECTURAL FILM / COMPLETE ESSAY.