[Dir. WHITEHALL, 2016, 9:55 mins.]
In the spirit of a tone poem or a city symphony, Whitehall and Brucke filmed and photographed a series of architectural structures while travelling through major cities and the remote countryside of Central Europe. Their main subject was the cold modernist aesthetic of Brutalist architecture, which is often massive in proportion and imposing in form.
They selected and framed architectural buildings that are both functional and stand out as objects of art. The cold, grey appearance of concrete, admonished by many as a design abomination, suggests that these colossal geometric forms provide a sense of the sublime in their monumental appearance.
In essence, this experimental and visually striking study of powerful architecture aims to immerse the viewer in a contemporary interpretation of Central European landscapes.