Moving Spaces is an interdisciplinary symposium that will bring together academics, practitioners and researchers to address the expanded field of architectural filmmaking.
The context for the symposium is the substantial rise in the number of filmmakers engaging with architecture and the built environment. While the growing number of international architectural film festivals is just one indicator of a wider public interest in architectural filmmaking the implications for critical engagement within architectural discourse and design are still in the early stages of being thought through. Indeed the very terminology of architectural filmmaking could be examined in light of exploring who is making the films, for what purpose and for what audiences.
Acclaimed architectural and urban landscape photographer and filmmaker Cristobal Palma will be speaking in Auckland.
Palma will present the keynote presentation for the symposium
Fri 22 Sept, 6.00pm
Cristobal Palma is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in Santiago, Chile where he founded Estudio Palma.
Palma studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London before practicing as a photographer focused primarily on architecture and urban landscapes. His editorial work includes commissions for: Monocle, Wire, The New York Times and Domus.
Selected solo exhibitions include Paisajes locales, AFA Gallery, Santiago (2009); Espacio continuo, AFA Gallery, Santiago, curated by Camilo Yañez (2012); Espacio continuo, ZavaletaLab, Buenos Aires (2013); Punto de vista, Galeria Tajamar, Santiago (2014); Espacio Continuo, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (2014); Construcción, Galeria XS, Santiago (2015).
In 2010 Palma began to produce short architectural films and his work has been shown in Canada, Colombia, Portugal and Italy. In 2012 Palma’s film work was presented at the Chile Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale: CANCHA. In 2013 his film Piling Up won ‘Best Architecture Short Film’ at ArqFilmFest in Santiago, Chile.
6.00 – 7.15pm Cristobal Palma, Keynote talk
7.15 – 8.00 Drinks reception
9.30 – 10.00am Registration & coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Opening remarks – David Cowlard, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
10.15 – 10.45 Louise Mackenzie – Cinecity Architectural Film Project, Swinburne University of Technology,
‘Abject Nature: Haunting the modern city in Jacques Tati’s Play Time’
10.45 – 11.15 Dr Andrew Denton Head of Department: Postgraduate Studies at the School of Art and Design, at Auckland University of Technology, and a director at AUT’s App Lab.
‘Imperceptible Entities of Enormous Finitude: Cinematic Affects and Anthropocenic Cities’
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45 – 12.15 Chris Brown + Dawid Wisniewski – senior visualisers,
Warren & Mahoney Architects, Auckland, New Zealand
‘The Art of Visualisation from Virtual Reality to Architectural Film’
12.45–1.15 Professor Thomas Mical – Head of School, School of Art and Design, Faculty of Design and Creative
Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Architecture for Panoramic Hypermodernity’
Cinecity, Monica Kwon, Ainslie Murray, Steve Carr, Jessica O’Reilly, David Cowlard
3.30–5.00 Panel Discussion & Q+A (All speakers) Chaired by David Cowlard
All submissions will be peer reviewed.
Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday 1st September (NZ time).
Notification of acceptance or decline will be sent out by Fri 8th September. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the symposium by Friday 15th September.
(More details about registration will be posted soon)