OfficeUS: The Architects
Monday November 17, 2014 – Sunday November 23, 2014
a film by Amie Siegel
The Architects, 2014, HD video
by Amie Siegel
November 17-23, 2014 at Stage D in the Arsenale
Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of Office US , the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia, The Architects cuts transversally through the city of New York, moving through ten architecture studios—from Fifth Avenue to downtown to Brooklyn- unveiling the operational territories and landscapes of global architecture production.
A singular visual unfolding, the film deploys silent conversations among the architectures, locations, objects and characters that inhabit the picture frame, raising questions of scale, agency and power.
Parallel tracking shots through the working offices chart the office typology through sameness and difference, revealing the reappearing elements of the spaces of architecture production: the long horizontal desks, screens, renderings, models, framing the wide spectrum of practice from large firms to smaller studios, between the lens of the camera and the view of Manhattan, always, and only, just outside the window.
About the Artist
Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance, currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, MAXXI Rome, Hayward Gallery, London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at Cannes, Berlin, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and is the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.
This film was made possible by Storefront for Art and Architecture with the generous support of Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.
On Saturday, November 22nd a conversation with the artist will take place in Venice, Italy. For more information please contact Kara Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: AMIE SIEGEL
PRODUCER: ANDREW FIERBERG
Co-PRODUCER: MARTINA KLICH
PRODUCTION MANAGER: TINA PICCARI
CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHRISTINE A. MAIER
1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA: BAYLEY SWEITZER
DIGITAL I TECH: HENRY PRINCE
SOUND RECORDIST: TIMOTHY WONG
KEY GRIP: MARK SOLOMON
GRIP: DAN STENZEL
GRIP: WIL HAMLIN
PA: NIR BITTON
PA: MATTHEW TOWN
COLOR CORRECT & CONFORM: GABRIELE TURCHI
SOUND MIXER: GISBURG SMIALEK
STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE: EVA FRANCH i GILABERT, KARA L. MEYER, MELISSA WEISBERG, PIOTR CHIZINSKI, CARLOS MINGUEZ CARRASCO
OFFICEUS: EVA FRANCH i GILABERT, ANA MILJACKI , ASHLEY SCHAFER
SPECIAL THANKS: SIMON PRESTON GALLERY, NEW YORK