Lecture Performance „Into The Paradise Machine“

Cinema of the Dortmunder U | ground floor

Image: Video Screening & Lecture Performance, Into The Paradise Machine, 06.10.2023, AFFR Architecture and Film Festival Rotterdam. Photo: Sander van Wettum
The lecture performance Into The Paradise Machine by Niklas Goldbach in the cinema of the Dortmunder U (ground floor) is part of the Kleiner Freitag event series.
In the 1970s, bungalow complexes were built in the Netherlands for family holidays: Center Parcs were a fusion of Dutch modernist ideals and Catholic moral conservatism. Into The Paradise Machine was filmed in several Center Parcs in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The accompanying performance lecture in form of a live “Voice Over” contrasts the film with impressions from the diary of the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, who was with his architecture firm Van den Broek and Bakema responsible for the design of the bungalow complexes. Written during his time as a prisoner in a German deportation camp Royallieu-Compiegne in the north of France in 1943, the diary reveals his survial and coping strategies and allows insights in his views on the philosphy of nature, architecture and society.

Free admission, no sign-up necessary. Language: English

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