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Film as Spatial Critique: An introductory lecture by Patrick Keiller, the Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor

When Oct 25, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Lecture Room 1, Department of Architecture
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 Patrick Keiller studied architecture and worked as an architect before embarking on a postgraduate fine art project at the RCA, where he began making films. This initiative was partly prompted by the 1978 Hayward Gallery exhibition Dada and Surrealism Reviewed and its description of the Surrealist movement's engagement with architecture and urban space. Since the early 1990s, Keiller has completed a series of feature-length films in which images of the built environment and landscape are the basis for critiques of England's economy and culture, the most recent of which was expanded as an exhibition at Tate Britain in 2012. In this lecture, he will describe his earliest project and demonstrate how its experiential aspect has continued to motivate his more recent and current work, showing extracts from some of the films.

Patrick Keiller lecture poster