Archinect - AA Architectural ASSOCIATION- Pacific Highway One 2017-10-21T04:43:20-04:00 California according to Rich Hall. Goswin Schwendinger 2014-07-29T09:35:30-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:41:00-04:00 <p><strong>As you might be aware, our trip has unfortunaltely been postponed. We are now aiming to start the trip either Easter or Summer 2015.</strong></p><p>In the meantime we keep putting info up here and on <a href="!blog/c9q3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!blog/c9q3</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This time a very intruigiung view of the history and present of Canliforinia.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Rich Hall's California Stars</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Rich Hall takes the viewer on a skewed but keenly-eyed journey to the place built on a tectonic faultline that still deigns to call itself the Land of Dreams - California.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Hall takes the viewer on a journey "to the place built on a tectonic fault-line that still deigns to call itself the Land of Dreams".<br><br>He will also explore Californians' main concerns, from their looks and spirituality, to the government and cars.</p> Summer School Postponed, New Travel Dates soon. Goswin Schwendinger 2014-07-03T15:54:22-04:00 >2014-07-07T18:38:18-04:00 <p>Summer School Postponed,&nbsp;<br>New Travel Dates soon.</p><p>Watch that space!</p> "To me, photography functions as a fossilization of time." Goswin Schwendinger 2014-06-19T16:15:31-04:00 >2014-06-23T21:13:39-04:00 <p>Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto on tradition:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>ART21: Is your photography process straightforward? Do you use any special techniques?</p><p>SUGIMOTO: Special techniques? Well, this is my studio in the Chelsea area of New York. I am on the eleventh floor, facing the north sky. This is like a very traditional nineteenth-century painter&rsquo;s studio in Paris&mdash;a brownstone building&mdash;the painter usually takes the top floor, facing north, so you never get the direct sunlight but the beautiful reflection of the sky. I am not using any artificial light here. All I am doing is shading up and down. And then I can control the light, so that I don&rsquo;t have to be afraid of a New York City blackout.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>ART21: The way you&rsquo;re shooting, is it analogous to early photography?</p><p>SUGIMOTO: Yes, the earliest photography&mdash;probably nineteenth-century or early-twentieth-century style. People used to use very big-format cameras. And to me, this method still makes the best quality picture. We think we keep making inventions and too...</p> Drive-In Goswin Schwendinger 2014-06-10T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T07:01:12-04:00 <p>We will project our final film in Smith's Ranch Drive-In, in 29 Palms - who has ever seen a fleet of electric cars gazing at the electric screen in the night?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a bit of the Drive-In Story and Drive-In Photographs:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"In July 1895, two aptly named Frenchmen, the Lumi&egrave;re brothers, presented to a group of scientists the latest innovations in the burgeoning field of film technology. It was not, as some have argued, history&rsquo;s first film screening: that landmark event took place either in March 1895 (if one considers an informal unveiling of Louis and Auguste Lumi&egrave;re&rsquo;s new invention, the film projector, to be a legitimate &ldquo;first&rdquo;) or December 28, 1895, when the brothers held what is generally acknowledged as the world&rsquo;s first-ever commercial movie screening in Paris.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>However one marks the advent of film and the creation of what would become, for most of the 20th century, the globe&rsquo;s dominant form of mass entertainment, it&rsquo;s eminently clear that sitting in the dark with strangers, wat...</p> Eggleston on photographic discipline, composition and the influence of Cartier-Bresson: Goswin Schwendinger 2014-06-02T17:08:20-04:00 >2014-06-23T07:01:16-04:00 <p>'Often, people ask what I'm photographing.. it's a hard question to answer... and the best that I've come up with is "life today" '&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br>' I do have a personal discipline.. I've only taken one picture of one thing, not two.. '</p> Alec Soth on becoming a photographer Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-29T21:29:01-04:00 >2014-06-23T07:01:21-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Alec Soth on becoming a photographer:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Pacific Highway One Visiting School on AA Conversations! Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-26T17:00:06-04:00 >2014-06-23T07:09:33-04:00 <p>PACIFIC HIGHWAY ONE/WINDSCREENS</p><p>by Goswin&nbsp;Schwendinger<br>Director of Love and Crime. Basta! AA Visiting School</p><p>on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p><p>22 May 2014<br>Pacific Highway, USA</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Imagine 12 researchers, 5 electric vehicles and the whole length of the Pacific Highway running through 3 American states. These are the ingredients of this year&rsquo;s Visiting School Programme of Love and Crime. Basta! Every year we engage in a 2-week-long investigation in the realm of cinematic architecture in its widest sense.</p><p>We started in 2012 in Nice, France. Silent short movies were made in order to work on an approach towards a new structural and visual language, involving and immersing ourselves in Nice, Cote D&rsquo;Azur&rsquo;s capital of criminality. With Nice as our backdrop we started with a constructed still image for a possible plot that was subsequently produced, shot and finally edited with the aim of making a silent movie that reflected the precision of light sound, colour, t...</p> Michael Wesely: the longest photography, interview report by Stephan Klenke Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-20T18:06:45-04:00 >2014-05-28T22:38:15-04:00 <p>Michael confirmed that he indeed created continuous, uninterrupted exposures over those long periods of time. This can be seen through the long light lines in the sky, which were created by the movement of the sun across the sky during those many months.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br>Michael wanted to highlight that he also sees those lines as an indicator for something else. He told me that "the lines in the sky put our existence, us, our planet into context with the Dance of the Universe, which coexists on an entirely different time scale [from us]."<br><br>His works were truly a hard and long labour of love. The so called reciprocity failure or Schwarzschild effect means one can't simply pre-calculate extreme long exposures.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br>It took Michael months and months of experimenting to make sure the negatives weren't going to be over-exposed. He said, if you'd planned to expose for a year you would have to do an exposure of 6 months, and 3 months beforehand and so on. You would have to collect a lot of data and find solution...</p> “The Thing Itself is Such a Secret and so Unapproachable” (Walker Evans) Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-15T17:47:44-04:00 >2014-07-03T08:33:35-04:00 <p><br>George Eastman House, Image Magazine, Vol. 17., No.4, December, 1974, Originally Published in Yale Alumni Magazine, February, 1974.<br><br>Walker Evans, the eminent American photographer, who taught photography at Yale until his retirement several years ago, talks informally with today&rsquo;s students about his life, his art and the mysteries of the creative process&hellip;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br>W.E. &ndash; I guess I&rsquo;m the only survivor of my age of the school of non-commercial and extremely self-virtuous young artists that I was when I was your age. We wouldn&rsquo;t do anything we were asked to do, and we fought around it. Of course that kills most people. For some reason or other it didn&rsquo;t kill me. And I feel that since I&rsquo;ve progressed rather slowly, I still have a long career ahead of me.<br><br>Yale: Could you tell us something about the experience of working with James Agee on the book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men?<br><br>W.E.: Oh yes. That of course is the most conspicuous thing I&rsquo;ve done, entirely due to Agee. I have a lot of false renown bec...</p> More Ansel Adams: Music, Instinct & Technique Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-10T08:32:20-04:00 >2014-05-12T21:18:02-04:00 <p>Values in music and photography, instinct and technique..</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"the justification for technique is being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it!"</p> Why Wilderness Matters Goswin Schwendinger 2014-05-06T16:22:04-04:00 >2014-05-07T06:39:20-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ansel Adams, Photography and the Sierra Club</p> Secrets in the Landscape Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-27T11:41:49-04:00 >2014-05-06T16:22:27-04:00 <p>The&nbsp;old&nbsp;Pioneers&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;West&nbsp;discovered&nbsp;a wild&nbsp;new&nbsp;place,&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Trevor&nbsp;Paglen&nbsp;now&nbsp;uncovers invisible&nbsp;secrets&nbsp;lying&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;landscape..:</p> Alec Soth on Meeting Strangers and Manipulating Space Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-21T12:31:50-04:00 >2014-04-28T21:20:29-04:00 <p>Alec Soth, inspired by the films of Ozu, working on portraits:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>How does he communicate a story and manipulate space to take a photograph..:</p> Road-Side Encounter Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-20T15:11:40-04:00 >2014-07-02T16:47:23-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Jean-Michel Crettaz, who will meet us in LA for a talk, sent us this photograph of a road-side encounter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Two years ago on nbc - the beginnings of the electric highway Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-13T15:10:15-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:09:56-04:00 <p>Two&nbsp;years&nbsp;ago,&nbsp;Oregon&nbsp;unveiled&nbsp;it's&nbsp;'electrichighway':</p><p>Don't&nbsp;worry,&nbsp;we&nbsp;are&nbsp;finding&nbsp;out&nbsp;many&nbsp;ways&nbsp;of charging&nbsp;along&nbsp;the&nbsp;coast!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Under the skin... of a tesla Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-09T17:49:26-04:00 >2014-04-14T22:03:41-04:00 <p>What does a tesla look like inside..?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Like a strange super-light go-kart glued together with resin!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Larry Clark: Marfa Girl Goswin Schwendinger 2014-04-01T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-04-12T13:16:51-04:00 <p>The&nbsp;photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark delves into the making of Marfa Girl, his first feature in seven years and the winner of the Marco Aurelio Award for Best Film at the Rome Film Festival.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Set in the eponymous Texas desert town, the new work focuses on the culture clash arising from the area&rsquo;s mix of Mexican Americans, ranchers, border patrol police and a creative scene founded by minimalist artist Donald Judd, who moved there in the 1970s. Starring a cast of mostly non-actors, Clark&rsquo;s latest film returns to his signature themes of adolescent sexuality, the dark side of American youth and its unseen subcultures.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nowness</a></p> The Autonauts of the Cosmoroute Goswin Schwendinger 2014-03-31T17:20:51-04:00 >2014-04-01T08:13:39-04:00 <p>Reading the "Autonauts of the Cosmoroute", by literature and photography giant travellers J. Cortazar and C. Dunlop: In May of &lsquo;82, Julio Cort&aacute;zar set out with Carol Dunlop aboard their VW camper van (a.k.a. "Fafner") to explore the uncharted territory of the Paris-Marseilles freeway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It was a route they&rsquo;d driven before, usually in about ten hours.&nbsp;This time, they loaded up with supplies&mdash;food, water, wine, typewriters, cameras&mdash;and prepared for an arduous voyage of thirty-three days without leaving the autoroute, at a rate of two rest stops per day. Along the way they would uncover the hidden side of the freeway and take the notion of literature from a serious game to a logical, surreal extreme.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The book is written in the fashion of the exploration books of old, a voyage mixing literature, journal, photography and drawings....</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="!blog/c9q3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!blog/c9q3</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p>... AA Architectural ASSOCIATION - along the Pacific Highway One Goswin Schwendinger 2014-02-12T07:49:51-05:00 >2014-04-01T08:14:01-04:00 <p>Please keep checking our RTCO blog updates during the build-up to our electric trip on&nbsp;<a href="!blog/c9q3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!blog/c9q3</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> RTCO Summer 2014. Applications are open. Goswin Schwendinger 2014-01-15T12:49:02-05:00 >2014-04-01T08:14:04-04:00 <p> <strong>SAFE THE DATE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>13 AUGUST TO 24 AUGUST</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> goes Online Goswin Schwendinger 2013-11-30T03:28:12-05:00 >2013-12-02T20:38:34-05:00 <p> The Microsite goes online. it is currently being fed with all necessary information. Please keep checking.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> AA Architectural ASSOCIATION - along the Pacific Highway One Goswin Schwendinger 2013-11-18T10:09:25-05:00 >2013-11-25T19:45:49-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Dear Friends.</p> <p> We are so excited to tell you: The next "Love&amp;Crime-Basta!" experience, part of the Architectural Association Visiting School programme, will be in form of a road trip.</p> <p> Check first details on:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Don't miss out and plan your next summer wisely.</p> <p> Best greetings from all at RTCO</p> <p> (Research Team for Cinematic Operations)</p> Join Us in Pizzo Goswin Schwendinger 2013-06-17T06:34:44-04:00 >2013-06-24T20:42:53-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="" title="">*More and more info is being constantly uploaded to:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Keep an eye on it.</p> Application to participate. Goswin Schwendinger 2013-06-04T09:56:45-04:00 >2014-04-01T08:14:10-04:00 <p> We are set to accept further applications. Please visit the AA website for an outline of the CALABRIA Visiting School.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> and here for the online application</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> MURMUR in the CAVE Goswin Schwendinger 2013-05-30T17:31:22-04:00 >2013-11-18T09:47:50-05:00 <p> We are starting to be ready.</p> <p> This summer we are heading South. From the C&ocirc;te d&rsquo;Azur to the Calabrian coast, we leave the modernist concrete labyrinth of the Villa Arson to settle in an empty cinema hanging over a cliff. Our cameras and sensibilities will focus on the theatre which will be both our shelter and the anchor for our explorations. Untouched since the early 90s and now threatened by tourism, we are going to distill the essence of the place and reflect upon another raison d&rsquo;&ecirc;tre. The course offers students an opportunity to work in a peaceful and stimulating environment with material and critique at hand : a place to develop a language, to depict thoughts, observations and desires, produce a final visual piece of work, whether documentary or personal. Applicants will submit a possible brief for an intentional approach that will be discussed and adjusted before the beginning of the course. While on site, we will welcome a set of guest lectures and initiate workshops to g...</p> This Summer Goswin Schwendinger 2013-01-29T07:14:01-05:00 >2014-04-01T08:14:16-04:00 <p> Just imagine:</p> <p> The LOVE CRIME BASTA crew is taking you this summer to CALABRIA/ITALY</p> <p> Just imagine an abandoned cinema on a cliff over the mediterranean sea...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> More soon.</p> <p> Goswin Schwendinger&nbsp;</p> Starting tomorrow Goswin Schwendinger 2012-08-05T07:03:02-04:00 >2012-08-13T22:51:02-04:00 <p> <strong>Tommorw at 14:00</strong> we all meet at Villa Arson's "Salle Paul Gagnard" for the introduction of the 10 days cinematic experience. As guests we will be joined by the Poet <em><strong>Steno Branca</strong></em>. Helping us on the course is <em><strong>Octave Perrault</strong></em>.</p> AA Visiting School - Love and Crime. BASTA! --DEADLINE JULY 29-- Goswin Schwendinger 2012-07-20T11:11:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T13:00:38-04:00 <p> The Architectural Association brings you -<em><strong> Love &amp; Crime. BASTA!</strong></em></p> <p> <strong><em>WIN THE COMPETITION TO ENTER THE SUMMER SCHOOL AT A REDUCED FEE! </em></strong>(scroll down for details)</p> <p> The Godfathers of Cinematic Architecture are running a summer school in Nice, France.</p> <p> Monday 6th August &ndash; Thursday 16 August 2012</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="file://localhost/Users/apple/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202012-07-20%20at%2019.37.02%20alias"></p> <p> The masters are back! Pascal Sch&ouml;ning and Goswin Schwendinger are teaching again in Nice this summer. Join us on a 10 days intensive architectural film making workshop where you will be diving into the realms of Cinematic Architecture.</p> <p> Developed through scriptwriting, filming and editing, your short films will express and explore the emotions embedded within space and architecture. With Nice's loaded aesthetics as the backdrop, the French Riviera will form the perfect stage for Love &amp; Crime. BASTA !</p> <p> Cinematic Architecture lecture by Pascal Sch&ouml;ning: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> Follow link to view award winning work of students that have come out of AA ...</p>