Building Heaven- Remembering Earth: Confessions of a Fallen Architect

thumbnail unavailable
  • Building Heaven- Remembering Earth: Confessions of a Fallen Architect

  • Artist: Oliver Hockenhull
  • Year: 1999
  • Duration: 104
  • Country: Canada
  • This poetic, visual and musical journey through the developing art and science of architecture provides a cross-cultural and comprehensive approach to the language of architecture. The intent of this work is to provide emotional, conceptual, and resource tools for imaging a livable tomorrow by
    referencing the ecological to allow for a deep study of the cultural impact
    of architecture in how it is we live.
    “...unequivocally the best documentary work to be produced
    in Canada in 1999." Peter Wintonick, Contributing Editor, POV Magazine,
    Toronto, Canada
    To you through video letters of an incomplete alphabet discovered by a contemplation of Bruegel's Tower of Babel to the Pantheon in Rome to Schinkel's Berlin to Barcelona to Chicago to the mind reading birds of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the immaculate whores of Amsterdam to the other worldly Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, South India to a cloud
    between Heaven and Earth to the erotic sun temple at Konark to the City of Light known in ancient days as Kashi now as Varanasi to Palladio's "Rotunda"
    to Renzo Piano's "New Metropolis" to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's aesthetic to
    the significance (partial) of the Shiva-lingum to the structure of a zygote
    to the shape of water to how, yes, Albert Speer finally died.
    tape 2

  • Accession #: 2398 2
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
Video Out