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Architecture on Film: THE BARBICAN CENTRE

This film season has been curated by Justin Jaeckle for the Architecture Foundation and will be hosted by the iconic Barbican Centre from Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 23rd June, 2016. The films will examine how architecture and the city are portrayed in cinema, documentaries and moving image artworks. A dedicated essay will accompany for each film to act as a programme.

This ongoing film season has been curated by Justin Jaeckle for the Architecture Foundation and will be hosted by the iconic Barbican Centre from Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 23rd June, 2016. The next two films will continue to examine how architecture and the city are portrayed in cinema, documentaries and moving image artworks. A dedicated essay will accompany for each film to act as a programme.

Vive L’Amour (15) and Taipei (15) will screen on Tuesday 10th May.
Directed in Taiwan in 1994 by Tsai Ming-Liang, Vive L’Amour is considered a cornerstone of Asian cinema. A real estate agent, a street vendor and a salesman meet in an empty apartment in a tragicomic love triangle. The apartment proves more than a trysting place, as themes of loneliness and connection are explored in the space, itself set within a busy cityscape. An accompanying short, Taipei, directed by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in 2000, takes the iconic final scene of Vive L’Amour as its poetic theme.

The second film in this season, Flotel Europe (TBC) will be screened on Thursday 23rd June. Directed by Vladimir Tomic in 2015, and using letters and VHS footage, the film documents his own experience of growing up on a converted ship moored in Copenhagen, as a young refugee from the Bosnian war in 1992, and, topically, departs from the usual portrayal of refugees as victims.

Architecture on Film
Barbican Cinema
Barbican Centre
Tue 10 May – Thu 23 June 2016

barbican.org.uk
0845 120 7527

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.