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Instrumental. A Memoire of Madness, Medication and Music (2014)

Find what you love and let it kill you. [...] We seem to have evolved into a society of mourned and misplaced creativity. A world where people have simply surrendered to (or been beaten into submission by) the sleepwalk of work, domesticity, mortgage repayments, junk food, junk TV, junk everything, angry ex-wives, ADHD kids and the lure of eating chicken from a bucket while emailing clients at 8pm on a weekend.
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Sabina’s travel

Sabina, una joven y atractiva fisioterapeuta y profesora de yoga a la que la vida siempre le ha sonreído lleva una existencia demasiado cómoda: abundante dinero familiar, un cómodo trabajo con excesivo tiempo libre, amoríos y fiestas frecuentes, salud inmejorable y todo tipo de comodidades. [Selección de trabajos de estudiantes de la asignatura Proyectos 2, Taller 5, Escuela técnica superior de Arquitectura de Valencia]
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Spatial Bodies (2016)

Stefan Larson, Swedish artist residing in Otsu (Japan) and creator of the AUJIK artistic movement, transforms Osaka into a living organism in one of his latest multimedia projects (Spatial Bodies, 2016).
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Theory of the film (1945)

This is the strongest means of characterization the film possesses; and it is not reproduction but genuine production. The cameraman’s vision, his artistic creative work, the expression of his personality, can be seen only in the screen projection.
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Guido Crepax: Valentina’s architect

I like the game of the double life, the world of fantasy where anything can happen. The beauty of the fantasy would not be the one that it is without the other side of the coin, the reality.
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Federico Babina: Archidirector

The Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina has imagined in one of his collections of drawings, entitled Archidirector, a series of 27 imaginary houses inspired by renowned film directors.
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The Dehumanization of Art (1925)

Extracto del ensayo de Ortega y Gasset La deshumanización del arte (1925)
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Amalienburg’s seduction

The Amalienburg hunting pavilion, and in particular its Spiegelsaal [Hall of Mirrors], has been source of inspiration for many works of very different creative disciplines.
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The secret language of film (1994)

Caterpillar’s body already contains all cells, all colours of the butterfly, is its potentiality. But it cannot fly. Jean-Claude Carrière read more
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The architect Stanley Kubrick. Frank Alexander house.

Stanley Kubrick uses two different houses, the Jaffe House of the TEAM 4 and the New House of Roy Stout and Patrick Litchfield, for the shooting of one of the most impressive sequences of A Clockwork Orange, the domestic assault of the writer Frank Alexander and his wife.
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AVANCA 2016 FILM FESTIVAL

The price for the best feature film at the 20th film festival AVANCA 2016 has been awarded to the film Enclave of the Serbian filmmaker Goran Radovanovic, also awarded in 2011 with the same price.
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François Truffaut In Lisbon. La Peau Douce (1964)

François Truffaut films in Lisbon the beginning of La Peau Douce (1964). It’s analysed here the possibility of a graphic reconstruction of the Lisbon fragment sets, exclusively through movie images. (Abstract of the paper presented at the International Conference AVANCA CINEMA 2016 July 28th)
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Jean Cocteau in Les Carrières de Lumières

The privilege of the cinema is that it allows many people to dream the same dream together showing us, in addition, with the rigor of realism, the phantoms of unreality. In short, it is an admirable poetry vehicle.
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MAE+CINE

MAE+CINE: Architecture behind the screen
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Petit Pierre

Pierre Avezard, analfabeto y aquejado de graves enfermedades desde su nacimiento, dedicó cuarenta años de su vida a recuperar material inservible de vertederos para la construcción de un sueño, con la única ayuda de sus manos: una inmensa y mágica instalación animada que hoy puede visitarse en el museo La Fabuloserie.
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Art, taste and judgement (2008)

The aesthetic pleasure mobilizes knowledge instruments, the imagination, and the understanding, and is linked to the recognition of the form; in other words, it involves an aesthetic judgment. read more
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Viola’s comission

"Fue el 15 de Junio de 1767 cuando Cosimo Piovasco di Rondó, mi hermano, se sentó por última vez entre nosotros. Lo recuerdo como si fuera hoy. Estábamos en el comedor de nuestra villa de Ombrosa, las ventanas enmarcaban las tupidas ramas del gran acebo del parque. Era mediodía, y nuestra familia, siguiendo una antigua tradición, se sentaba a la mesa a esa hora, pese a que ya cundía entre los nobles la moda, llegada de la poca madrugadora Corte de Francia, de almorzar a media tarde. Soplaba un viento del mar, recuerdo, y se movían las hojas." Selección de trabajos de estudiantes del Taller 5 de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, resolviendo un encargo realizado por Viola, la hermana de Cósimo. (Curso 2014-2015)
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the architecture of Karl Blossfeldt

The plant may be described as an architectural structure, shaped and designed ornamentally and objectively. Compelled in its fight for existence to build in a purposeful manner, it constructs the necessary, practical units for its advancement, governed by the laws familiar to every architect, and combines practicality and expediency in the highest form of art.
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Taris, roi de l’eau

I do not know if the result will be a piece of art, but what I am sure is that it will be cinema. Cinema, in the sense that no art, no science, can perform their work. Jean Vigo (1930)
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Tha artisan (2008)

Handcrafted knowledge is based on three basic skills: locating, investigating and revealing. The first one implies to give concretion to a matter; the second one, to think about its qualities; the third one, to increase its meaning. read more
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Anish Kapoor chez Le Corbusier

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death (1965), La Tourette convent houses from 10 September 2015 until 3 January 2016 the work of the Indian artist Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954), an interesting dialogue between contemporary art and modern architecture.
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Cal Lane. Solid embroideries and laces

I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.
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Tesoros y otras magias (1996)

A writer should relate clear, continuous and well. He must narrate for all human being, which is required to feed with new looks. And, if something is clear on this diet is that man needs, first, as he drinks water, to drink dreams. tesoros y otras magias
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Esprit de vérité

The School of Architecture of Valencia (ETSAV) hosts from November 18th until December 4th the exhibition Esprit de Vérité: The look OF (and ON) Le Corbusier.
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Trogir motel

Architecture does not lag behind in depicting reality, as can all the other arts. In our life’s rhythm a motel is a notion, a detail, a point revealing the rhythm of modern life. The architect Ivan Vitić did not ignore this colour of our time.
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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Impossible to do the work of each of us separately, we learned how to collaborate defending different points of view and an architectural expression of extreme simplicity, refined and precise that it could provide a platform of understanding: formal continence, domain of the scale and volumetric, spatial and structural articulation immediately reading.
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Future primitive

The act of creating one object is connected to the act of reimagining the whole world. (Sou Fujimoto) Primitive future
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Ascenseur pour l’échafaud: the film and the novel

The Bulgarian writer Noël Calef (Filippoli, 1907 - France, 1968), brother of filmmaker Henri Calef, published his novel Ascenseur pour l'échafaud in 1956. Louis Malle shot the film with the same title the very next year, quoting the writer in the credits as a collaborator with Roger Nimier in the film script elaboration. This text examines the similarities and differences between the literary text and film.
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The days are just packed

The days are just packed
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A pianist with left hand

Beauty is the quality that makes the listener lose his or her self-possession. (Brad Mehldau)
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Rogelio Salmona and Le Corbusier

To do architecture, is to revive elements that already exist: not about inventing the courts, the drainpipes, the vaults and roofs, the walls, the openings and the transparencies, the hall, the gallery and the squares. To do architecture is to have a tacit agreement with the history, since every work prepares the next; it is the result of a hard practice in search of essentials. On June 30, 2015 was held at the School of Architecture of Valencia the reading of the PhD thesis Rogelio Samona and Le Corbusier: on the permeability of doing, by the Professor of Architectural Projects Clara Elena Mejia Vallejo. Rogelio Salmona texts
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The salt of the earth.

In 2014 Wim Wenders release his film "The salt of the earth", a documentary about the life of Sebastiao Salgado. Sevilla hosts until July 2th 2015, and under the "Street art" programme an exhibition of the last work of this committed photographer: Genesis.
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Louisiana museum

The Louisiana Museum of Jørgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert, near Copenhagen, a must visit for architects and art lovers, will host from September 3th 2015 the paper graphic work by the artist Lucian Freud.
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The concision in Brancusi

Simplicity is not an end in art, but one arrives at simplicity in spite of oneself, in approaching the real sense of things. Simplicity is complexity itself, and one has to be nourished by its essence in order to understand its value. (Constantin Brancusi)
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Le ballon rouge (1956)

Le ballon rouge tells in about half an hour the passionate and magical story of a boy who finds a red balloon while walking through the streets of Paris. Or is the ball that finds the child?
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