The Airstrip

Architecture on Film: The Airstrip

Decampment of Modernism, Part III + Two Museums + Q&A

von The Architecture Foundation

Q&A between Director Heinz Emigholz and writer, theorist and co-founder of artist group the Otolith Group, Kodwo Eshun, following the UK premiere of Emigholz' films The Airstrip: Decampment of Modernism, Part III and Two Museums, for Architecture on Film at the Barbican, 8 October 2014.

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The Airstrip

Photography and beyond – Part 21 / Decampment of Modernism – Part III
Heinz Emigholz, D 2013, 108 Minutes

I am imagining an air space into which a bomb has been dropped which has not yet reached it's ground zero. It is flying towards that point and cannot be stopped anymore. And then I ask myself what kind of a time that is existing between the dropping and the explosion of that bomb. It is neither the future because the enevitable destruction has yet not taken place, nor is it the past, because is definetely going to be destroyed in an instant. The flight time of the bomb describes an absolute nothingness, a zero hour, consisting of all possibilities that will not exist anymore in the next moment. A story that will cease before it has begun and that I sullenly have to tell. More...

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