Sun, March 30, 12:00pm
Thom Andersen: “Reconversão”
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