Program Details
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
The Theater at MAD

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

The New World of Lina Bo Bardi
Ouida Angelica Biddle, Nicolau Vergueiro & Joao Rosa, 2013, USA
4mins, Digital Projection 

The New World of Lina Bo Bardi is a hand-drawn, CGI-made short by architect and filmmaker Ouida Angelica Biddle, directed in collaboration with Nicolau Vergueiro and Joao Rosa. This four-minute video can be seen as a form of fan-fiction for one of the great architects of the twentieth century, Lina Bo Bardi, who was a significant voice in and against Brazilian modernism. The imagery of the video is recreated entirely from her sketches and buildings, and text by Bo Bardi is read by Ina Abreu—Nicolau’s mother—and set to an original soundtrack arranged by DJ Total Freedom that repurposes parts of the architect’s 1951 essay on Bela Criança.

Precise Poetry
Belinda Rukschcio, 2014, Austria & Germany
55mins, Digital Projection 

Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi created stunning works of architectural poetry, and in this expansive set of interviews shot on the eve of her 100th birthday, her colleagues and friends chronicle her life. Bo Bardi worked during a time in which sociopolitical constraints as well as unforeseen personal events created immediacy in her work, removing it from the limitations of time. A cinematic odyssey through some of her most important Brazilian architectural projects, this film also reflects on the enduring nature of an artist’s soul after he or she has passed. 

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