CINECITY 2014: CONNECTIONS @ the SYDNEY ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
1X MINUTE FILMS EXPLORING transport, ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY
In 2013 and 2014 the CINECITY brief is aligned with the Australian Institute of Architect’s National Conference theme Material and Making, respectively. In both years we received over 70 submissions which were shortlisted to 30 films to create a screening program which has shown both nationally and internationally. The Architecture Conference theme for 2015 is RISK!
This program called CINECITY: CONNECTIONS curated by The Cinecity Project, Louise Mackenzie and Sarah Breen Lovett, for the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival allows us to explore relationships between transport and the city. The films in this Cinecity program have been curated from all the films that have been submitted as a part of the Cinecity project, therefore they don’t all follow the technical film making parameters of a 60second unedited film as set out in the Cinecity brief for 2013 and 2014 but they do all address the theme of this year’s Sydney Architecture Festival: Connections.
This program enables us to explore the importance that the various modes of transport have in terms of our experience of the city – how they shape and form the lives of the people who live there.
CINECITY: CONNECTIONS includes not only cars, trains, boats, amongst other modes of transport, and the infrastructure that supports them, but it also explores how the these concrete elements of the city in turn support the ephemeral and the intangible, equally important elements of the city.
The films, in part at least, explore how the interaction of images and architecture may contribute to creating the city, playing a role in making connections, between us, our city and each other. We are able to explore further the importance of the deep connections between the notions of home, the actual house, and the city. As Le Corbusier writes, “But the details are the whole city; a detail in a city means a house multiplied a hundred thousand times; therefore it is the city”.** We are given here an opportunity to think, further, about the role of that the experiential, the emotional, the imaginary, and the human body plays in the design and experience of architecture and our cities, not only in terms of transport but further about the interconnectedness of all the elements that make a city.
**Le Corbusier. The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning. Trans. Frederick Etchells, 8thFrench Edition. New York: Dover Publications, 1989.
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VIEW FILMS HERE: vimeo group