The Opening - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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The Opening

The Opening

In a smooth, clean design world, recognizable things happen that are still difficult to understand. Luckily, the two technicians in The Opening, the Keymaster and Gatemaster, know exactly what they are doing, and they do it imperturbably. With precision, albeit with a little theatricality, they install medical-blue curtains on a number of floors of an office building. Not a word is spoken, even when, at the push of a button, the screens turn into passageways into another dimension. Architecture is only really finished when it is used, contends video artist Davide Rapp with The Opening. Colour and form are just as convincing as the initiation depicted in the film.

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  • He flew ahead - Karl Schwanzer Architect's Poem & The Opening & Intro Jan Pesman
  • fr 06 oct 17:00 - lv cinema 6
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    In a smooth, clean design world, recognizable things happen that are still difficult to understand. Luckily, the two technicians in The Opening, the Keymaster and Gatemaster, know exactly what they are doing, and they do it imperturbably. With precision, albeit with a little theatricality, they install medical-blue curtains on a number of floors of an office building. Not a word is spoken, even when, at the push of a button, the screens turn into passageways into another dimension. Architecture is only really finished when it is used, contends video artist Davide Rapp with The Opening. Colour and form are just as convincing as the initiation depicted in the film.

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024