COAC. [BCN] 16/07/2012. 19,30 h [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The film really shows the failure of a time, an idea and a way to make city. Designed with good intentions (though similar to those carried out by the City of Madrid in the development of public housing by EMV, -remember the invitation to foreign start architects to design these houses- Sanchinarro, Carabanchel, Vallecas, ... .) This time the film shows a rather peculiar way of making a city: the invitation was for 100 young architects from around the world, which China would have a window into the architecture around the world.
This is the trailer for a remix project by DJ Spooky based on a modern Chinese “ghost city.” The Ordos 100 project in Northern China’s “Inner Mongolia” that Aie Weiwei designed has stood empty and unfinished for several years. The project was curated by Herzog & De Meuron Architects in Switzerland in conjunction with Ai Weiwei’s Fake Studio, based in Beijing. 100 architects were flown to Ordos to create 100 villas in an artificial city. This is the remix by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky.
For DJ Spooky film lends itself to appropriation and collage, much like the urban landscape. DJ Spooky has taken the concept of the Situationist concept of “psychogeography,” to arrive at a kind of contemporary “dérive” - an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, where an individual travels where the subtle aesthetic contours of “free” space and time.He has applied that concept to the original version of the film and taken the position of “Director as DJ” to remix the Ordos 100 project.
As there will always be free admission + moritz gratiz.
Ecumenopolis- (from Greek:οικουμένη, meaning world, and πόλις (polis) meaning city, thus a city made of the whole world) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous worldwide city as a progression from the current urbanization and population growth trends.
ORDOS 100 Ai Weiwei, China 2011, 60’, V.O.S. Spanish.
Date: July 16, 2012. at 19,30 h. Venue: COAC. Plz. Nova, 5. Barcelona.