Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza

Alexander Kluge | Fotografía: filmcomment.com
Alexander Kluge | Photography: filmcomment.com

The director Alexander Kluge has described his assistance to a conference of, according to Kluge, «anxious cultural observer and architect», Rem Koolhaas.. The event happened in the great room of the University of Munich, where they had met thousand persons heard him… Koolhaas spoke in English, slow, placed in a side and far from the microphone.

The central topic of the dissertation, according to Kluge, was the «happiness it blocks up» of that the cinema offers only an indication.

The architect said that the mass media

«they are considered to be better using architectural criteria because his feelings are looking always for rooms, caves or houses in which they can be parked to yes same. The topic is not the judgment of the taste of the spectators, but any more his habituación (of habit). If for example they feel in the home».

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas

After this “deep” architectural – cinematographic thought, Kluge writes that

«the listeners were rewarded to if same for his efforts for listening, which they had achieved in difficult conditions, with an enthusiast plaudit».

Nevertheless, the own filmmaker does the most valuable reflection

«some of the most imaginative buildings of the 20th century were of fact cinemas. They were not buildings of marble, wood and stone, but the same movies like buildings which were the artistic event offering the hope that the cinema can not satisfy only the needs of 1902, but also (in spite of the death of the cinemas) of the 21st century»

and Kluge concludes that we should be capable of being able to visualize

«innovative future places of entertainment that “somehow” have something that to do with the image in movement (and this way also with the sound in movement)».

Jorge Gorostiza, PhD architect.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, december 2008
Author of the blog Arquitectura+Cine+Ciudad

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