City, Essay, Film: The Concrete Revolution
09 July 2019, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Urban Lab Films screen a collection of films reflecting on the social impact of architectural transformation as part of the City, Essay, Film series
Curzon BloomsburyBrunswick centreLondonWC1N 1AW
City, Essay, Film is a series of events hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory to examine the concept and practice of the ‘urban essay film’. Urban Lab Films will host a series of screenings with Bertha DocHouse throughout June and July, curated by David Anderson and Jordan Rowe.
This final screening presents a collection of works contemplating the social impact of architectural transformation, led by Xiaolu Guo’s brave and intelligent film on the moral and human cost of creating a ‘New China’ in The Concrete Revolution.
The screening is introduced by Kyran Joughin (University of the Arts London), a lecturer and researcher in film and time-based media, concentrating on the interaction between film, public art and architecture.
The films in this programme include:
The Concrete Revolution (dir. Xialou Guo, 2004, 61 mins)
The Visitor (dir. Sharone Lifschitz, 2019, 29 mins)
Construction Lines (dir. Max Colson, 2017, 8 mins)
Part of the City, Essay, Film series.
Image: Still from The Concrete Revolution. Courtesy of Xialou Guo.