News

Domestic Precarity Film Series

The Center for Image and Spatial Politics has coordinated a film series with AIA Iowa and the Iowa Young Architects Forum! The first two films, Christiania and Creativity and the Capitalist City were screened April and June.  Upcoming dates for the remaining screenings are TBD.  Details below.


First #SilentFilmSunday by CISP: New South Wales

Friend of CISP:DSM and architect with Terroir, Matthew Darmour-Paul, will begin a 4-month residency with 107 Projects.  As part of the residency he’ll be expanding #SilentFilmSunday to Sydney, Australia.  Over the course of the 4 months CISP:DSM and CISP:NSW will collaborate on the series, screening the films in both Des Moines and Sydney.


Exhibition

Areas of Interest

Exhibited as part of the All Design.  Curated by Helene Kazan and Louise Ashcroft. ‘Area of Interest’ (AOI) is a term used to denote a territory drawn across the image that contains potential excess. For the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) hyper-spectral survey of Afghanistan, they denoted twenty-four such territories containing what they concluded to… Read more »


A Cartography of Risk

Helene Kazan’s A Cartography of Risk was shown as part of the Forensis exhibition at the HKV in Berlin.  CISP assisted Helene in developing the necessary datasets, visual language, and drawing of the cartographic illustrations and animations.                


Pointland: A Theatrical Play for Audio

  Pointland was a one-night event and exhibition to mark the release of local playwright and artist, Jerrod Jordahl’s Pointland: A Play for Audio. Developed in collaboration with Jordahl, the exhibition uses the question ‘with whom are we listening?’ as an organizational cue.  Through the construction of an acoustically separated and visually enclosed corridor 20′ long,… Read more »


Bil’in: Reconstructing the Death of a Palestinian Demonstrator

Forensic Architecture was invited to create an installation and give a masterclass as part of PRICCA Practice  at Hanze University of Applied Science and the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2015 in Groningen, NL.   The exhibition presented visual evidence developed in the investigation into the death of well-known Palestinian demonstrator Bassem Abu Rahma.  For more information on… Read more »


Remote Screenings

Remote Screening No. 4: 99 Dom-ino

Space Caviar’s 99 Dom-ino was screened in tandem with AIA Iowa’s annual fall convention on October 15th, 2015.   99 Dom-ino is a minimalist documentary about the afterlife of one of the most ubiquitous housing types in the world.  The open plan/ concrete slab structure.  A so-called ‘platform’ for living that could align with itself in an endless series and… Read more »


Remote Screening #3: Austerity Measures and Austerity Measures 2.0

  Remote Screening #3: Austerity Measures evolved over the course of two screenings of Stelios Tatasopoulos’s 1932 film Social Rot Mathias Fritsch’s Athens Anger. The first screening was on July 5th, 2015, the same day as Greece’s first referendum vote on whether or not to implement the Troika’s forced austerity measures. Both featured music by Dylan Boyle (electric… Read more »


Remote Screening #2: Whose Gaze?

Featuring Germaine Dulac’s 1923 film La Souriante Madame Beudet paired with textual material from Dulac’s 1924 lecture at the Musée Galliera entitled ‘The Expressive Techniques of the Cinema’ and Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’. Music by Dylan Boyle (electric guitar), Elizabeth Soukup (upright bass), and Paul Hertz (keyboard). Screened publically and… Read more »


Remote Screening #1: Sun Satellites

Featuring three films (A Trip to the Moon, The Impossible Voyage, and The Eclipse) by Georges Méliès. Animations by NASA’s LRO and SDO. Video from March 20, 2015 eclipse by Slooh and NRK News Norway. Featuring music by Dylan Boyle (electric guitar) and Elizabeth Soukup (upright bass). Screened publically and recorded March 22, 2015 as… Read more »


#SilentFilmSunday

Theodore Adorno on sound in film

“The sound film, far surpassing the theatre of illusion, leaves no room for imagination or reflection on the part of the audience, who is unable to respond within the structure of the film, yet deviate from its precise detail without losing the thread of the story; hence the film forces its victims to equate it… Read more »


CISP NSW: Screening #2, Interpolations

On the film: If the urban cannot be understood as a totality, if it cannot genuinely be mobilized as the ‘scale’ of a global project, how can architects, spatial organizers and visual thinkers address its unavoidability? ‘Notations’ document the evolving means by which we visualize the urban through a series of visual and textual annotations…. Read more »


Remote Screening No. 6, #SilentFilmSunday: Notations

The latest collaboration between CISP:DSM and CISP: NSW screened in Des Moines on May 15 at 723 20th St.  Sounds were produced by Dylan Boyle, Rachel Dudley, and Bryan Dudley. If the urban cannot be understood as a totality, if it cannot genuinely be mobilized as the ‘scale’ of a global project, how can architects, spatial… Read more »


CISP: NSW, Screening #1, The Wind

With increasing ecological concerns surrounding climate change and environmental degradation, how do seemingly ‘given’ environmental conditions begin to foreground themselves within our extremely personalized narratives? How do we come to terms with the increasing prominence of forces once taken for granted? The Centre for Image and Spatial Politics: NSW, Screening 1, looks at ‘foregrounding’ as… Read more »


Bernard Stiegler on boredom

“Which one of us, on a gloomy autumn Sunday afternoon, one of those afternoons when one feels like doing nothing, bored even with not wanting to do anything, has not had the desire to watch some old film, no matter which, either at some nearby movie house, if it is in town and there are… Read more »


Remote Screening #3: Austerity Measures and Austerity Measures 2.0

  Remote Screening #3: Austerity Measures evolved over the course of two screenings of Stelios Tatasopoulos’s 1932 film Social Rot Mathias Fritsch’s Athens Anger. The first screening was on July 5th, 2015, the same day as Greece’s first referendum vote on whether or not to implement the Troika’s forced austerity measures. Both featured music by Dylan Boyle (electric… Read more »


Remote Screening #2: Whose Gaze?

Featuring Germaine Dulac’s 1923 film La Souriante Madame Beudet paired with textual material from Dulac’s 1924 lecture at the Musée Galliera entitled ‘The Expressive Techniques of the Cinema’ and Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’. Music by Dylan Boyle (electric guitar), Elizabeth Soukup (upright bass), and Paul Hertz (keyboard). Screened publically and… Read more »


Remote Screening #1: Sun Satellites

Featuring three films (A Trip to the Moon, The Impossible Voyage, and The Eclipse) by Georges Méliès. Animations by NASA’s LRO and SDO. Video from March 20, 2015 eclipse by Slooh and NRK News Norway. Featuring music by Dylan Boyle (electric guitar) and Elizabeth Soukup (upright bass). Screened publically and recorded March 22, 2015 as… Read more »


The Rural Symphony

God’s Country (1985)

Remaining parts available via Youtube.


Bernard Stiegler on boredom

“Which one of us, on a gloomy autumn Sunday afternoon, one of those afternoons when one feels like doing nothing, bored even with not wanting to do anything, has not had the desire to watch some old film, no matter which, either at some nearby movie house, if it is in town and there are… Read more »


The City Symphony