Un-built: de/constructing architecture | No Stop Statue Machine
Friday Lates - Un-built: de/constructing architecture
Film Screening of No Stop Statue Machine. An evening of; 'Exploring the interplay between architecture and the visual arts. From the current pop-up phenomenon of temporary structures, to film, performance and sculpture.'
Post Works presented their film work, ‘No Stop, Statue, Machine’, in the Hochhauser Auditorium as part of ‘Staging Space: From Gormley to Gaga’, a symposium in which invited designers and artists will explore the staging of space including designing for site specific productions, dance and theatre.
No Stop, Statue, Machine is the first major collaboration between Melissa Appleton, Matthew Butcher (Post Works) and artist Edwin Burdis. Premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London , the film and sound work present a notional urban landscape where fragments of a familiar city are anthropomorphized and abstracted to form an assemblage of characters, props and sets. Exploring themes of architecture, the city and performance, No Stop, Statue, Machine presents a world where buildings weep at the change in the weather, infrastructures conduct people’s thoughts instead of facilitating movement, and staircases become machines for endless exercise.
Film: Melissa Appleton, Edwin Burdis and Matthew Butcher
Cinematography: Giulietta Verdon-Roe
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Voices: Kieron Livingstone & Antoinette Fernandez
Typography: Mark El-Khatib