brutalism (2014)


Synopsis: Black giants smash classical buildings extravagantly and arbitrarily. He then makes measurements and calculations to reconstruct a new cityscape with the architectural style, brutalism. In the post-war period, massive reconstruction projects were carried out simultaneously in many parts of the world, in which enormous, cold, concrete structures played a major role for their cheap and fast construction. “Brutalism” was inspired by the replacement of previous cultures with a brutalist style, evolving from a nostalgia for modernism.

“Brutalism” is a course-work at CalArts. The assignment is to animate with erase technique on mylar paper. Test clips with the coherent theme were later edited together into a short film.

Sound: Leandro Varela (assisted by Stefano Miraglia)