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House Without A Door

Synopsis

In 1943 the US Army commissioned architect Erich Mendelsohn and Hollywood studio RKO to build a replica Berlin housing estate to test its incendiary bombs.

Borrowing its title from a 1914 expressionist film which has no surviving print, House Without a Door fictionalises the now inaccessible interior of this building through references to Weimar cinema, reflecting Mendelsohn's own relation to film and the proximity of the test site to an actual village called Faust.

Conflating the spaces of test structures, film sets and architectural models, House Without a Door explores a fundamental co-dependency in the relationship between architecture and film

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Cast & Crew

Composer: Marcus Fjellström

Selected Screenings

  • e-raum Project Space, Cologne, 8 Sept -  13 Oct 2007
  • Chisenhale Gallery, London, 8 Nov - 17 Dec 2006

Project Background

One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

Key Information

Film

House Without A Door

Artist

Bernd Behr

Project

LAFVA 06

Year Completed

2006

Duration

16'30"

Shooting format

HDV

Screening format

Single screen, Digi Beta

Distribution

FLAMIN

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