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Summer 2021

  • Dodge House, LA designed by Irving Gill, photograph by Marvin Rand, Library of Congress

    A Film is Not a Building

    Start Date: Jul 17, 2021 7:00AM
    End Date: Jul 25, 2021 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    “A Film is Not a Building” surveys three films on four buildings, each one a modernist house.  

    The program looks at the way these building films are used to understand, record, and transmit an experience of architectural space.

  • Mudanza Contemporánea, by Timoteo Guillem. LA premiere!

    Comfort Behavior

    Start Date: Jul 22, 2021 7:00AM
    End Date: Jul 25, 2021 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    This program showcases films that warm up our bodies, hearts, and minds slowly re-acclimatizing to the world from outside. Using light, animation, and emotional memories, these filmmakers explore the tangible possibilities of a world best experienced through touch.  Films by Anouk De Clercq and Tom Callemin, Elena Duque, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Timoteo Guillem, Josh Cloud, and Nazlı Dinçel.

  • Instructions on How to Make a Film, by By Nazlı Dinçel

    Conversation on Comfort Behavior

    Start Date: Jul 22, 2021 1:00PM
    End Date: Jul 22, 2021 4:30PM
    Location: Online

    A conversation with Anouk De Clercq and Tom Callemin, Elena Duque, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Timoteo Guillem, Josh Cloud, and Nazlı Dinçel.

  • A House of One’s Own—Me and My Neighbors, by Susanne Bürner

    Conversation for A Film Is Not a Building

    Start Date: Jul 25, 2021 10:00AM
    End Date: Jul 25, 2021 12:00PM
    Location: Online

    “A Film is Not a Building” surveys three films on four buildings, each one a modernist house.

    The subjects are: Irving Gill’s 1916 Dodge House, in Los Angeles; the 1929 Warsaw residence designed by Bohdan Lachert and Józef Szanajca; and the Migishi Atelier and the Bunzo Yamaguchi House, in Tokyo, designed by Iwao Yamawaki and Bunzo Yamaguchi, respectively, in the 1930s and ‘40s. 

    The program looks at the way these building films are used to understand, record, and transmit an experience of architectural space.

    Present to discuss the works and enage in conversation:

    Susan Morgan, editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader, will talk about McCoy’s film, a film which Morgan, in turn, saved.

    Artist Susanne Bürner will discuss architects Lachert and Szanajca, their building, and her film project, “A House of One’s Own–Me and My Neighbors”. 

    Verena von Beckerath will present the “Two Houses” research project.

    Artist and curator Kate Brown will join the discussion.