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Brutalist Block Party – Hotel Hotel presents Brutti ma Buoni
Fri. 20 May 2016, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEST
Hotel Hotel has commissioned two new works. One for the eyes and one for the ears – a short film of Brutalist buildings and an accompanying sound piece that interprets them aurally. Together they work to observe and orchestrally arrange Brutalism.
What can we see when we really look at these monolithic structures in detail? What do their rough textures, shadows and unadorned geometries reveal? What might these beasts sound like? Cavernous and vast? Drone-like? Repetitive? Hypnotic? Oppressive, optimistic or sublime?
For this event, Hotel Hotel will screen the specially made filmic piece in conjunction with a musical performance, composed in response to the film’s visuals. The screening and performance will work together to create a different experience of Brutalism – one that doesn’t ask us what we think, one that doesn’t challenge what we know, but rather, that asks us to feel Brutalist architecture with our senses.