Andreas Bunte, Erosion (still), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
Screening: Andreas Bunte: All That is Solid
All That is Solid
Wednesday, September 28 2016, 7:30pm
DIM Cinema, The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street
DIM Cinema and SFU Gallery present a selection of short films that consider architecture as geological formation and experimental laboratory.
Four films about buildings, the city, and geological time, beginning with the birth of the quintessentially modernist city of Brasilia as reimagined by filmmaker Ana Vaz. Her A Idade da Pedra leads us into the Central Brazilian Plateau to witness the raising of a monumental structure from its geological foundations. Caspar Stracke's No Damage, assembled from fragments of scenes of New York City from 80 films made over as many years, reveals that architecture is not eternal but finite. Gordon Matta-Clark's Substrait (Underground Dailies) explores the city’s hidden passages and spaces. The final film, Eva Kolzce's All That is Solid, exploits the material and aesthetic connections between celluloid and concrete to interrogate the utopian visions that inspired Brutalism. Featuring iconic examples of institutional architecture in and around Toronto, including the University of Scarborough campus, where David Cronenberg shot Stereo, it serves as a bridge to next month's screening.
Ana Vaz, A Idade da Pedra (The Age of Stone), France/Brazil, 2013, HD video, 29 min.
Caspar Stracke, No Damage, United States, 2002, video, 13 min.
Gordon Matta-Clarke, Substrait (Underground Dailies), USA/1976, 16 mm film on video, 30 min.
Eva Kolzce, All That is Solid, Canada, 2014, 16mm transfer, 16 min.
Programmed by Melanie O'Brian and Michèle Smith, inspired by ideas raised in Erosion, a new film shot by German artist Andreas Bunte on SFU campus this past January. Commissioned in partnership with Cineworks, Bunte’s film will be shown at SFU Gallery from September 13 to November 18, 2016.
Tickets $11/9 + $3 membership. Co-produced with DIM Cinema.