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Patrick Keiller i “problem Londynu”.

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Patrick Keiller and ‘the problem of London’
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Patrick Keiller, brytyjski architekt i twórca filmowy, jest autorem „Trylogii Robinsona” (Londyn, Robinson in Space, Robinson in Ruins). W swoich filmach Keiller pokazuje miejsca niemal całkowicie pozbawione ludzkiej obecności i aktywności. Miejsca, w których mogą się rozgrywać jakieś wydarzenia postrzegane jako potencjalne współczesne mity. Filmowe eseje Keillera eksplorują znaczenie miejsca, produkcję przestrzeni, funkcjonowanie pamięci i nostalgii. Idea „dryfowania”, rozumiana jako gra przestrzennych skojarzeń, ujawnia fascynację Keillera architekturą, którą ukazuje, innowacyjnie operując obrazem, dźwiękiem i montażem. Tekst koncentruje się na pierwszej części trylogii, w której autor rozważa „problemu Londynu”.
British architect and filmmaker Patrick Keiller is an author whose Robinson Trilogy (London, Robinson in Space, Robinson in Ruins) has been critically praised. Keiller’s unique style of filmmaking intentionally depicts places that are nearly or altogether devoid of human presence and activity. They are places in which events might take place, and the events are seen rather as possible contemporary myths. Keiller’s film essays explore the notions of place, the production of space, the workings of memory and the feeling of nostalgia. His investigation into the idea of ‘drifting,’ understood as a free-association in space, reveals Keiller’s fascination with the built environment presented in an innovate filmic way combining imagery, sound and editing. The presentation concentrates on the first part of his trilogy where the author addresses the ‘problem of London.’
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  • Filmography
  • London (1994), directed by Patrick Keiller.
  • Robinson in Space (1997), directed by Patrick Keiller.
  • Robinson in Ruins (2010), directed by Patrick Keiller.
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