Tonight filmmaker Justin Ascott's excellent short film Codified Space will be screened as part of The London Short Film Festival 2012. The screening will be in collaboration with Passenger Films Passenger Films who hold regular screenings related to the subject of cultural geography. In Ascott's film we see an unnerving study of a disused car park now transformed into an uncanny space:
Architecture is a system of signs that structure patterns of social use, but what happens when a building falls into disuse and no longer serves the function for which it was originally intended? Does it continue to transmit its own secret signals? The film metaphorically links eroded signs in a car park with distorted sonic signals - based on diegetic location sounds manipulated using modulation filters.The screening is part of The Architecture of Re-Assurance programme hosted tonight by the Hackney Picturehouse from 6.15pm.
Other films being screened are as follows:
DRY by Nic Wassell.
A London-shot 16mm film about travel and memory, inspired by the Taiwanese films of Tsai Ming-liang.
THE FOLLY by Mira Aroyo.
The cottage home of an elderly lady who has to adapt to her remote surroundings as she gets older.
MIRAGE by Srdan Keca.
Dubai as an unfinished ‘post-apocalyptic’ city.
A THOUSAND TREES by Ed Lawrenson.
A Scottish new-town built for a non-existent population that never came.
The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and Justin Jaeckle, Curator of Public Programmes at the Architecture Foundation, hosted by Ben Campkin, Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory.
Monday 9th January 2012 at 6:15pm, Hackney Picturehouse (270 Mare Street London, E8 1HE, Tel: 0871 902 5734). £6, £5 conc, £4 Hackney Picturehouse members.
Via Passenger Films