Uploaded on Aug 12, 2009
Gilles Delalex (Muoto Architectes)
Concerto for Infrastructures
This video was conceived as part of a collaboration between the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, and Muoto Architects on the theme "Urbanity and Infrastructures". It offers an interpretation of the industrial and infrastructural landscape of the Saxony-Anhalt region in Germany. A mirror effect makes the landscape appear flooded. Water covers the ground, but reflects and reveals the sky. The video was originally shown as a series of 11 loops displayed on 11 screens. The similar rhythm of the videos played simultaneously raised the feeling that infrastructures form together a mechanical orchestra rehearsing an abstract concerto.
Muoto is an architecture office based in Paris, created in 2003 by three European partners after winning the Europan 7 competition. The office works on various scale projects, mainly in the field of infrastructures. Its work also extends to the fields of design, art installation and academic research. It has been selected for the Biennales of Graz, Copenhagen and Rotterdam, as well as various art festivals such as Berlin Transmediale. In 2008, the office won the prize of the "Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes", delivered by the French Ministry of Culture.
Production: Muoto Architectes
Video selected by Image ARCHIVE http://www.image-web.org/archive for VISIONS, the 9th edition of the BEYOND MEDIA festival http://www.beyondmedia.it.
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