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Sun, March 30, 12:00pm

Thom Andersen: “Reconversão”

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

This 2012 film is the final program in the retrospective of Thom Andersen. Reconversão is a combination travelogue and architectural study focusing on 17 buildings and projects by the often-controversial Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura—winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize.

“Echoing Dziga Vertov’s concepts and Eadweard Muybridge’s techniques (shooting only one or two frames per second), Andersen masterfully brings forward what makes Souto de Moura an original: the incorporation of the passing of time into architectural designs, positing them within a history fraught with class struggle and societal changes, in a continuum with ruins—from which they may originate, and to which they will return—and with nature—which they frame, and by which they are framed.” -Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Films Showing:


(Thom Andersen, 2012) 67 min

Thom Andersen’s 2012 film Reconversão (Reconversion) surveys the work of architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Although Andersen was invited specifically to make the film in Portugal on the occasion of...