With Thom Andersen in person
Portugal. Dir. Thom Andersen. 2012, 68 mins. Digital projection. A master of the essay film, Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) turns his attention to the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Considering built, unrealized, and abandoned projects and using a stop-motion technique that emphasizes the temporal dimension of architecture, Reconversão regards buildings not as static objects but living things, subject to decay, death, and even rebirth.
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