Leeds Beckett academics showcase work at The Tetley
The exhibition, which will run from Thursday 12 November to Saturday 21 November, weaves together film, scenographics, architectural interventions and issues of public space as it questions what is real and what is ‘common’ as a new approach to architecture-making.
For the past two years, The Master of Architecture Studio Group ‘Cinematic Commons’, which Sarah Mills and Doreen Bernath are Studio Leaders, have been exploring the relationship between film, architecture and the city in the context of Mumbai, having visited in January and November 2014. The Master’s students’ work is displayed extensively within the exhibition. An associated publication also features contributions and commentaries from Dr Lewis Paul of The Northern Film School, Suha Bekki of Suha Bekki Design, Rohan Shivkumar, Director of Kamla Raheja Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies and Atsuhide Ito of Southampton University and Central Saint Martins UAL, who will be speaking on the opening night.
Speaking ahead of the exhibition, Sarah said: “The exhibition and associated publication open a new scene in architecture-making by means of four distinct practices; ‘film essay’, ‘cinematic architecture’, ‘scenographic construct’ and ‘urban commoning’ as a means to confront and remediate the disintegration of the public domain in contemporary cities. It is part of an on-going exploration.
“The exhibit at the Tetley includes set models, film essays and large composite drawings that were previously displayed at a one-day event in Mumbai in collaboration with Studio-X Mumbai of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Project Cinema City, Mumbai. We are very pleased to be able to bring the exhibition to the Tetley building.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The launch, which took place on Thursday 12 November, included a drinks reception, short films and talks by Sarah Mills, Doreen Bernath, the Cinematic Commons group and invited guests.
To see images of the exhibition go to http://on.fb.me/1PDL58T.