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California - Pacific Highway One


Wednesday 13 – Sunday 24 August 2014

Summer 2014

Love and Crime-Basta! presents: Windscreens

The Research Team of Cinematic Operations (RTCO) continues this year with photographic observations of the moving landscape documented through car windscreens.
The Pacific Coast Highway will be our dedicated line of travel. Through the use of still cameras we seek to understand the impact of speed on the interrelation of the individual understanding and general perception of the notion of space. The supposed control of passing time lends us the opportunities for a greater visual and con-textual analysis. The constant disappearance of memory will allow us to reflect on our lived reality through still images in relation of time, place and community. We will see the collection of images as an open-ended model of articulation and an attempt to reflect on the ever-changing conditions of existence. A fleet of zero emission cars will take us from motel to motel all the way between Olympia and Capistrano Beach. On the way we will have the opportunity to talk urbanists, photographers, artists and architects. Our aim is be to project our on-going work at an event in a drive-in cinema.

Prominent features of the workshop: 

Photography/Team work/ electric road trip/ Visual urban studies/Driving/ Guest lectures/ Motels/ Pacific Coast Highway/Theoretical discourse/ Camera skills/ Cinematic Architecture/ Don't drink and drive/


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and
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3) Please submit a letter of satement and intention.

The deadline for applications is TBC.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.


Fees do not include flights or accommodation although accommodations prices will be fixed closer to course begin (Check web).

Participants need to bring their own still cameras. Please ensure this equipment is coveredby your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.


The workshop is open to current architecture, photography and fine art students, PHD candidates and young professionals. 


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Goswin Schwendinger

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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