IoA Sliver Lecture: ILA BEKA & LOUISE LEMOINE, Filmmaker, Paris
Presented by Nicolai Ouroussoff in The New York Times as the «cult figures in the European architecture world», Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have founded the research and creation platform Bêka & Partners with which they develop the dual activity of filmmaking and publishing. They mainly focus their research on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture. The uniqueness of their work holds on their subjective, creative and humoristic look at masterpieces of architecture portrayed through the depiction of their daily life.
Following the film «Koolhaas HouseLife», greatly reviewed by the international press after its presentation at the 11th Venice International Architectural Biennale, they developed the film series «Living Architectures» composed today of 7 films: «Koolhaas HouseLife», «Pomerol, Herzog & de Meuron», «Gehrys Vertigo», «Xmas Meier», «Inside Piano» (B&B, IRCAM, Fondation Beyeler). Their films have been presented in many international cultural institutions such as MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Barbican Art Gallery (London), CCA (Montréal, Québec), NAi (Rotterdam, NL), SAM (Basel, Switzerland).
Ila Bêka is an Italian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris. He trained as an architect with a degree from the IUAV of Venice and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Belleville
Louise Lemoine, graduate in cinema and philosophy from the Sorbonne, Paris, is a French filmmaker who lives and works in Paris.
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine will present a 40 minute collection of scenes from Living Architectures. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
Upcoming Sliver Events 2012
May 22nd: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio, Architect, Amsterdam
June 4th: Sliver Gallery [applied] Foreign Affairs: Ghana
June 5th: Francesca von Habsburg, Chairman TBA21, Vienna
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