trace (or) spatial cinematics ARCHIVE | PROPOSITION | PROGRAM

Presented by

Visual Arts and Design Research Group
University of South Australia
Louis Laybourne-Smith School of Architecture and Design and The South Australian School of Art. University of South Australia
PROPOSITION / What is the relation between architecture and film beyond the function of representation, where the identity of architecture is not reliant on being preserved as image in film, and filmmaking is not governed by an imperative in this relation to depict architecture as a monumental presence in space.

How can we see architecture, not as presence, but as a condition, in film? To pursue this point, architecture must resist becoming-image — where the coalescence of action, sound, narrative, framing, digital materiality - or what in short can be said to be the 'cinematic' in film — must continually be deferred. How do images and sound operate outside the function of representation? Can cultural continuity exist away from the monumental image? Can cinema 'tell' without showing? Can restrictive framing, and temporal delays, interference or noise, show more than less? Do we find architecture when we find the film in the 'cut'?

Stephen Loo. Convenor
Raul Ruiz "The Six Functions of the Shot" in Raul Ruiz: Images of Passage Adrian Martin et al (eds) Rouge Press, 2004
Every shot is independent of those that together make up the film · A film is a collection of independent shots · When we see a film of fourhundred shots, we do not see a film, we see four hundred films · Each shot is the figure of one or more events captured from a point of view · In each shots there are events and a point of view …