"Living Architectures" Exhibition

Storefront for Art and Architecture

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Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary, "Koolhaas HouseLife," which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation's Architecture on Film series of screenings and was part of the exhibition "On Mock-ups, Home Videos and Housekeeping: a video exhibition in three parts" at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. In a new transatlantic exhibition of Bêka and Lemoine's ongoing research into architecture as living form, parallel video installations will be presented at London's Architecture Foundation and New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture. The films depict the human occupations of Richard Meier’s Church in Rome, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao, and Herzog and de Meuron’s Pomerol winery, alongside further footage of Koolhaas’s Maison à Bordeaux. A revealing examination of iconic architecture in dialogue with its users – from line-dancing grape-pickers to abseiling window cleaners – their work explores architecture as an experience, rather than an image.

[Image: "Pomerol Herzog & de Meuron" © Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine.]



from January 21, 2010 to February 26, 2010

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