Architecture plays a major role in structural cinema in the 1960s and 70s, in which the stability of the image is often explored on the basis of extended long takes, but also the passing of time and light.
Chantal Akerman's La Chambre, consisting of a single continuous take, is unmistakably part of this tradition, as is Aglaia Konrad's Das Haus, in which a brutalist house by Juliaan Lampens from the 1970s is analysed with the aid of a film camera. In addition, architecture and the automated interior are also important motifs in the slapstick cinema of the 1920s. In One Week, for example, Keaton takes a look at the craze for prefabricated architecture and mechanical order leads to anarchic chaos. "Chaos in the kitchen" is also the subject of Akerman's debut Saute ma ville, in which the acting style is also reminiscent of slapstick.
The short film programme will be introduced by Steven Jacobs and will be accompanied by Johan Derycke.
- Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent,