Cinematecture & Architectography 4/4

Date: Friday 8 May 1998
Time: 00:00
Running time: 119 mins

It has been speculated that the effects of new technology - especially the digitization of images - indicate a breakdown of traditional ideas of representation. This conference, organised by Pascal Schöning, discusses this process, particularly in the context of the representation of time. A certain ‘classical’ representation of time is one which permits the unfolding of narrative to exist alongside causality; cause and effect duplicate the time before and after. But this view is becoming obsolete; an increasing coexistence of times is paralleled by the fragmentation of causality. Film uses more tenses than that implied by narrative, and the object of much film - narrative, architecture and life - is globally reconfigured.

Hanns Zischler (talk and film) - Is memory a fixed or moving image?

Discussion: chaired by Pascal Schöning, with Mark Cousins, Christa Blümlinger, Ron Kenley, Jean Attali, Hanns Zischler, Mohsen Mostafavi.

NB: Hanns Zischler’s talk cuts out abruptly. Unintentionally maintaining a defective equilibrium, the short film he shows immediately following his talk starts equally abruptly.

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