Living Architectures

In conjunction with the Oslo 4th International Architecture Triennale 2010
ROM for kunst og Arkitektur in Oslo is proud to present:
24/09 – 02/10 2010


 A film series by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

“Living Architectures” is a series of films that seeks to develop a way of looking at architecture, which turns away from the current trend of idealizing the representation of our architectural heritage. The cult of perfect, disembodied forms entirely devoid of people, inevitably leads to a break-up between architecture and living space.

Through these films, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine put into question the fascination with the picture, which covers up the buildings with preconceived ideas of perfection, virtuosity and infallibility, in order to demonstrate the vitality, fragility and vulnerable beauty of architecture as recounted and witnessed by people who actually live in, use or maintain the spaces they have selected.

The Films: 
·      Koolhaas HouseLife* (2008)·      Inside Piano (2010)·      Pomerol, Herzog & de Meuron (2010)·      Gehry's Vertigo (2010)·      Xmas Meier (2010)

Thus, their intention is to talk about architecture, or rather to let architecture talk to us, from an "inner" point of view, both personal and subjective. Unlike most movies about architecture, these films focus less on explaining the building, its structure and its technical details than on letting the viewer enter into the invisible bubble of the daily intimacy of some icons of contemporary architecture. Through a series of moments and fragments of life, an unusually spontaneous portrait of the building would emerge. This experiment presents a new way of looking at architecture and broadens the field of its representation.

The films have been presented on several international venues from the beginning of 2010. Including Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC (USA), The Architecture Foundation, London (UK), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France) and The Architecture Centre, Bristol (UK) and met with very good receptions. A special edition of the films is presented at the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.

The authors are present at the opening and will hold a 30 min presentation of the project!

Ila Bêka
Born in Italy, he lives in Paris. Architect, director and video-artist.
Louise LemoineBorn in France, she lives in Paris. Graduate in cinema and philosophy at the Paris Sorbonne.

Opens Friday September 24th     18:00 - 21:00           Maridalsveien 3

Please visit our website for screening program and for more information about the films and the directors:

Press contact: Henrik der Minassian +47 90 91 10 04 /+47 22 20 88 86  post@r-o-m.no

ROM for kunst og arkitektur
Maridalsveien 3
0178 Oslo

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