Thirteen Points, Expanded (Video)

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2017. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Video). In: "Film / Making / Space", Royal Academy, United Kingdom, 13 February 2017. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James
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‘Thirteen Points, Expanded’ is a 14 minute HD Video that was filmed over 18 months in Belfast, systematically visiting each of the thirteen urban clusters of Interfaces that divide Nationalist and Unionist communities. Contemporary HD Video footage is overlayed with historical archival footage and sound to render a layered representation of the various ‘Interface Areas’ of the city. Composited text presents a commentary on the implementation and resilient longevity of the ‘Peacewalls’, from a number of different points of view – British, Northern Irish and Irish, both Catholic and Protestant, ranging widely from historical to contemporary accounts. Rather than looking at specific walls or clusters of urban barriers, the work positions the interface as a vast urban system that includes walls, derelict spaces, urban infrastructure, telecommunications, historical events, surveillance, policing and policy documents as all part of the same resilient organism.

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Royal Academy
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
13 February 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm

During this evening of short screenings and performances, our contributors explore how filmmaking can open up new ways of thinking about architecture.

Established practices of drawing in the visual representation of architecture tend to make us think of space outside time. They limit not only our communication of temporal aspects of architecture, but also design thinking. Introducing the dimension of time through film can bring a space to life. Used as both a creative and critical design tool, film can generate an affective relationship with architecture, a form of empathy with the building.

Film can capture the atmosphere of a space, the additive layers of weathering and the regular patterns of light and shadow cast on the skin of a building. Equally it can unlock the story-telling and emotive potential of design, reveal traces of history and personal memories and frame the daily intimacy of occupation, as well as accentuate and contextualise the link between architecture and identity.

This evening of short screenings, performances and discussion explores how filmmaking can open up new ways of thinking about architecture.

Speakers include:

Dr Penelope Haralambidou – architect, researcher and lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Dr Richard Martin – public programmer at Tate and a teaching fellow at King’s College London

Clara Jo – Berlin and London based filmmaker and artist, previous Starr Fellow at the Royal Academy of Arts

Kreider & O’Leary – a poet and an architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work

Liam Young – a speculative architect who operates across design, fiction and futures

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Keywords: Peace lines
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 13 February 2017
Event Location: Royal Academy, United Kingdom
Item ID: 25009
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 09:10
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 09:10


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