Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:30 - 13:00
The Stories of Architecture. Contaminations.

Architecture and cinema | with Antonio Somaini

MAXXI Auditorium – entry €5;
buying the ticket gives right to a reduced-price ticket to the museum (€8) within a week from issuance. Ticket for five events €20
Free entry for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity

The contaminations of different disciplines in five events, between new canons and new interpretations.

The new series of lectures of The Stories of Architecture, thanks to the contribution of important scholars of the different fields, shows the Contaminations of contemporary Architecture among Art, Politics, Economics, Science and Cinema.

Antonio Somaini
Glass cinema and architecture: utopias and dystopias
The lesson builds upon an unrealised project of Russian director Sergej M. Ejzenštejn: a film called Glass House, which was supposed to be shot inside the fully transparent space of a glass skyscraper, thereby showing the perverse effects of a social life led in a condition of absolute transparency.

Antonio Somaini is Tenured Professor of Film Theory, Media and Visual Culture at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.