ADS6: Film Make Place
If we accept that buildings and cities are instruments of time, and both are as much of the mind as they are physical, then it is easy to see how film and architecture share a visual and material world. The perception of a space is as much defined by its associations as by its physical qualities. When we watch a film, we register all the mental, sensual and physical faculties that are engaged in a particular space at a particular time and yet such permanence does not have to be a building that is recognizable by its material appearance. Let us equate filmic experience to that of physical space and consider how we can intercross the making of films and buildings. This year in ADS6 we have continued developing a series of briefs under the umbrella: Film Make Place, to establish, and explore the value of site-specific making/filming practices involving intimate engagement with materials, people and stories.