The workshop Filmare l’architettura, just concluded in Florence. It took place in the home-studio by Leonardo Savioli and was aimed at educating videomakers in documenting the architectural space. The results of this experience, promoted by the Region of Tuscany, produced by Festival dei Popoli and led by Filippo Macelloni, will be presented to the public on May 15 at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence.
The May 15 event, which launches an exploration on contemporary architecture in Tuscany, marks the beginning of a new cooperation between Festival dei Popoli, BEYOND MEDIA, and Image: the most important documentary film festival in Italy, founded over 50 years ago meets the event that since 1997 has established its role as an important occasion to reflect upon the relationships between architecture and its media of communication, focusing on architecture video. As a consequence of this cooperation, Image that started BEYOND MEDIA and possesses one of the largest architecture video archives on the world, will present to the audience attneding the May 15 event a video program where architecture is the protagonist of a varied series of audiovisuals documents.
Besides works by Florian Licht, Juan Carlos Lorza, Filippo Macelloni, Marina Miceli, Francesco Monaco, Tânia Moreira David, Simone Muscolino,Edgar Pera, Luis Urculo, Wanda Yu-Ying Hu, the film Koolhaas Houselife, by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoîne will be shown. The Maison à Floirac, designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA in 1998, is here explored from a totally unexpected perspective: it is the point of view of the maid who is in daily and closed contact with every single corner of the house. The document disproves all conventions on architecture documentaries in order to truly reveal the relations between architectural space and its inhabitants.