Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close Closer – Associated Project Super 8 film and sound installation
Stage 3 – The retrieval of the archive: Witnessing the destruction of Seville
Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon
Collaborators: Carla Garcia, Ana Garcia, Manuel Pinheiro, Miguel Fonseca, Jorge J. Rodríguez Martín
This project investigates the destruction intrinsic to an archival process. Generated by architecture students of Seville University, it reflects their drive to ‘destroy’ buildings of a historically significant part of their city: Paseo de Cristóbal Colón in Seville and Calle Betis in Triana. These buildings were recorded and stored using an in-camera editing technique that relies on light’s destructive capacity. For the stage of retrieval the audience is invited to witness the sublimation of the students’ drive, through a circle of images set in motion by a projection apparatus that both brings them to life and accelerates their destruction. The sound piece enters into a dialogue with the moving images, incorporating ‘white noise’ in asynchronous counterpoint.