Home of the Resistance + Uppland at Open City Documentary Festival
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 09 September 2018
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
In Kumrovec in 1974, communist authorities built the Memorial Home
for WWII Resistance Fighters and Youth of Yugoslavia, a building that
has lain dormant since its closure in 1991. Ivan Ramljak's atmospheric
spatial study Home of the Resistance (Ivan Ramljak, 2018, Croatia) stares through the
modernist architectural elegance to reveal, within its ruined walls, the
spectres of the past.
Edward Lawrenson's Uppland (2018, UK + Ireland), made with architect Killian Doherty, looks at the remote highlands of Liberia, where a once thriving mining town now stands abandoned, decaying and desolate: a concrete ruin in the West African bush. It is a film about architecture; the remnants of colonialism; and the spiritual cost of industrial mining.
Presented in partnership with Urban Lab Films, including a Q&A with directors Ivan Ramljak and Edward Lawrenson, chaired by Henrietta Williams (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), as part of the Open City Documentary Festival.
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