Architecture on Film goes monthly for Autumn 2014

This Autumn, The Architecture Foundation’s celebrated Architecture on Film season temporarily goes monthly, with three screenings in response to the Barbican Art Gallery exhibition Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age and as part of the extended Barbican Film season, City Visions.

The six films across a trio of screenings offer a moving image counterpoint to the exhibition’s investigation of the relationship between contemporary architecture and the photographic image, through the lens of the Architecture on Film season’s celebrated and singular exploration of how the built environment has been visualised through cinematic space by some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

October’s screening presents the UK premieres of Heinz Emigholz’ essay-film The Airstrip and short Two Museums, with a focus upon the German director’s continued exploration of film as ‘an architecture in time’, accompanied by a Q&A with the director. November will see a rare reprise screening of an early work from one of Asia’s most acclaimed contemporary filmmakers, Jia Zhangke, presenting his 2001 feature, The World, alongside artist Sean Snyder’s short film, Dallas Southfork in Hermes Land, in an evening exploring globalization and architecture as image. The final screening in December offers the public an exciting opportunity to see moving image artist James Benning’s canonical piece of experimental filmmaking, One Way Boogie Woogie, on the big screen. It will be shown in its 16mm print together with Benning’s sequel, 27 Years Later, offering a vital exploration of the language of film and its capacity to offer an alternative cartography of the built environment, in both space and time.

Tickets for all screenings are now available. Early booking is advised.

Image: Jia Zhangke's The World. Image courtesy Zeitgeist Films.