13 November 2012
Doors open 6pm
Presentation starts 6.45pm
Film screening 7 - 9pm
Drinks reception 9 - 10.15pm
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
Pascal Schöning presents The Limits of Control
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
RIBA London together with Disegno Magazine, is inviting leading names from architecture, design and fashion to present a film that has been an inspiration in their work. The night will start with a presentation of the film and a Q&A with the person who has nominated it. Following the film guests will be invited to join a drinks reception to encourage debate and discussion over a complimentary drink or two.
Pascal Schöning has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 1983. He pioneered the discourse on cinematic architecture; creating spatial conversations around film, art, literature, theatre and philosophy. He is the author of various books including the seminal text, A Manifesto of a Cinematic Architecture. The book looks at how film can be understood as a temporary architectural event with the architect as the director of its ethereal spaces. Schöning is currently teaching an AA Visiting School in Nice that focuses on the realm of silent movie shorts and his third book in the cinematic architecture series will be released shortly.
The Limits of Control was released in 2009. Set in Spain, this thriller follows the life of a nameless hitman and the quiet self-contained world that he inhabits. Schöning selected this film as a useful summary of the many cultural fields encompassed within cinematic architecture.
£8.50 Non-Members/£5.50 Members and students