This exploration manifests itself as reflections on recurrent features in the experience of the city, reflections on the spectral movements and forces in the city, the remnants and resonances of dreams and realisations taking form in physical structures, social organisations and collective projects. As these pass into history, become myths and are forgotten they resonate like ghosts haunting the urban ambience.
Three rotoscoped sequences of humans walking around modern buildings are rear-projected onto three screens. The sequences each show a sketch of a monument of mid-twentieth century architecture. Le Corbusier's friary of Sainte-Marie La Tourrette in France, Wallace Harrison's Egg performing arts venue in Albany New York and the Stora Enso headquarters designed by Alvar Aalto in Helsinki are featured on each of the screens.
Presentation by Paul Landon of the project IN THE WRONG PLACE at KuvA Research Days in Helsinki, Finland in December 2019.
The project FILMING AN UNVISITED CITY constitutes a series of line drawings and animated videos of sites of modern architecture found in the Mexican city of Monterrey. Unable to visit the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, the works were all produced from images and information found online. The project was exhibited as part of the online exhibition 3 foie 3 at the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal in 2020.