Building a Home in the 1970s

Textural Spaces: Program IV

Oct. 11 - 6:00 pm
$5 - 10
AIA Portland Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave

About This Screening

Within the counter-cultural movements of the 1970s, many challenged notions of community and home and promoted alternatives to the very physical structures in which communal activity could take place. Early black-and-white videos from multi-media collectives Videofreex and Ant Farm serve both as do-it-yourself guides to alternative structures (like geodesic domes and "inflatables") and as documents of the artists, their friends, and families who participate both as builders and inhabitants. in contrast is a pair of 16mm works that present two very different types of house construction: from a time-lapse documentary compressing five months into 11 minutes to efficiently show the construction of a northern Vermont house, to a lovingly hand-built home whose residents come from the realm of imagination. This program is part of the 2011 Portland Architecture + Design Festival, presented by the American institute of Architects Portland. Visit, to learn more.

Program Details

October 11
  • Building a Dome in Riverbi Earth People's Park
    by Videofreex
    1970, video, color, sound, 33 min.
  • The House Construction Home Movie
    by Richard Brick
    1972, 16mm, color, sound, 11 min.
  • Dwellings
    by Rudolph Burckhardt
    1975, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min.
  • Inflatables Illustrated
    by Ant Farm
    1971, video, color/b&w, sound, 21 min.

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