Live Cities: Film and Media approaches to European Cities

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Presentation of a paper in the First conference on Film and Media in European Context, host at the Bilgi University, Istambul in 2006.

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Live Cities: Film and Media approaches to European Cities

  1. 1. Gemma San Cornelio Esquerdo Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Information and Communication Science Studies [Lecturer] gsan_cornelio@uoc.edu Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European context conference, Bilgi University, Istambul, june 2006
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction or documentary </li></ul><ul><li>City elements. Tension between architecture and people </li></ul><ul><li>City aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Models and points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities It is so difficult to talk about cities because cities are, actually, more images than words. cities are so tied up with images, so expressed so images, that language is not adequate enough . W. Wenders
  4. 4. Fiction or documentary Zelig, Woody Allen, 1983 Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  5. 5. <ul><li>Movies: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Work in progress” ( En construcción , J.L Guerín 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Caresses” ( Carícies , Ventura Pons, 1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Madrid (B. M. Patino, 1987) </li></ul><ul><li>“ People from Rome” ( Gente di Roma , Ettore Scola, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Wings of Desire (W. Wenders, 1987) </li></ul><ul><li>Athens return to the Acropolis (T. Angelopoulos, 1985). </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  6. 6. Movies: “ Work in progress” ( En construcción , J.L Guerín 2000) “ Caresses” ( Carícies , Ventura Pons, 1996) Madrid (B. M. Patino, 1987) Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  7. 7. Movies: “ People from Rome” ( Gente di Roma , Ettore Scola, 2003) Wings of Desire (W. Wenders, 1987) Athens return to the Acropolis (T. Angelopoulos, 1985). Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  8. 8. City elements. People and architecture Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  9. 9. City aesthetics <ul><li>The History </li></ul><ul><li>B&W films, buildings and cultural practices </li></ul><ul><li>The War </li></ul><ul><li>The Broken </li></ul><ul><li>partial elements and irrational conception </li></ul><ul><li>The Chaos </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  10. 10. Models and points of view <ul><li>Two different approaches taken from Michel de Certeau and Henri Lefebvre: </li></ul><ul><li>Alois Riegl: haptical and optical </li></ul><ul><li>David Clarke: visuality and hapticality in cinema </li></ul><ul><li>Michel de Carteau: Voyeur and walker (borrowed from Baudelaire´s Voyeur and Flaneur) </li></ul><ul><li>Henri Lefebvre: abstract and absolute space </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  11. 11. Models and points of view <ul><li>Combination of visuallity and hapticallity, or the vouyeur and walker. </li></ul><ul><li>Transition and from abstract to absolute space </li></ul>Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  12. 12. Models and points of view Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  13. 13. Models and points of view Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  14. 14. Models and points of view Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  15. 15. Conclusions: See the chapter of the edited book resulting from the conference edited by Miyase Christensen and Nezih Erdoğan in Cambridge Scholar Press: Shifting Landscapes: Film and Media in European Context Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities
  16. 16. Live cities: film and media approaches to European cities Thank you

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