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Itinerant Movies

This autumn the new programme Cinema Architecture 2018: Itinerant Movies will continue at WORM Rotterdam.

The intention is to show films shot ‘entirely in a single vehicle’. With their deliberate visual restriction, the narrative of single-set films depends on the tension between the inside (vehicle) and the outside space (landscape).

 

These films transport the spectator from place to place, albeit with a clear spatial reference, namely the vehicle. Sailing along the Maas river by boat, moving across New York in a limousine or flying over the Robert Smithsons Spiral Jetty in a helicopter channels the perception of the landscape in a linear way: what is left behind is the known territory, what lies ahead is the unknown. Through this process the space is revealed to the spectator gradually, building up their own memories, associations, expectations, creating their own mental map on the way.

 

Deconstructing and reconstructing the architectural space depicted in the film engages the spectator in an active process of discovery.