Building a Home in the 1970s
Textural Spaces: Program IV
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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 adfestivalpdx.com, to learn more.
Building a Dome in Riverbi Earth People's Park1970, video, color, sound, 33 min.
The House Construction Home Movie1972, 16mm, color, sound, 11 min.
by Richard Brick
Dwellings1975, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min.
by Rudolph Burckhardt
Inflatables Illustrated1971, video, color/b&w, sound, 21 min.
by Ant Farm
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The Wooden Lightbox: A Secret Art of Seeing Sep. 27 + 28
Rhythms and Rhymes I + II by Filmmaker Helga Fanderl Oct. 11
Building a Home in the 1970s Oct. 25 + 26
Restoring Appearances to Order: Filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon Nov. 16
The Artist and the Computer: Lillian F. Schwartz Dec. 6 + 7
Double Tide by Sharon Lockhart Dec. 13 + 14
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