The mother, the son and the architect

2012, 16 mins, color, Netherlands (English with Hungarian subtitles)
D:
Petra Noordkamp


The way in which the director has chosen to present the church in Gibellina in her film illustrates the tragic nature of the building and the process of its construction. Noordkamp has turned Gibellina into a ghost town, silently and mysteriously dominated by the church’s sphere, as if the building is something that happened to the town: incomprehensible, total yet at the same time everlasting. Ludovico Quaroni’s underworld architecture becomes the ideal decor for a shadow dance of people who will never come back. Here too death seems to keep passing by.

8th March, 17:00
Screened together with Precise poetry: Lina Bo Bardi’s architecture.