Az W by Moonlight

Movies in Wonderland: Lucien Hervé – photographer despite himself

Wed 20.08.2014, 20:30-23:59

Movies in Wonderland: Lucien Hervé – photographer despite himself
© Gerrit Messiaen

Curated by wonderland – platform for European architecture and the Az W, in cooperation with frame[o]ut
and MuseumsQuartier / q21

Lucien Hervé – photographer despite himself

BEL, 2013, 55 min
D: Gerrit Messiaen, original with English subtitles

Public discussion (English) with film-maker Gerrit Messiaen

After seeing his photos of the Cité Radieuse Le Corbusier wrote to Hervé: “You have the soul of an architect and you understand something of how to look at architecture. Become my photographer.” A prize-winning portrait of Le Corbusier’s photographer Lucien Hervé, who after Corb’s death worked for other big names from Oscar Niemeyer to Kenzo Tange. The film distils the essence of the life and work of probably the most important architecture photographer of the 20th century and presents his view of the work of a “classic architect”.

Movies in Wonderland
Architecture with/out Architects?

Architecture film festival in the Az W courtyard
13.08.2014 – 23.08.2014

Following on the success of the film nights last summer, this year “Movies in Wonderland“ and the Az W take a close look at the role of architecture – and consequently of those who make architecture – using current international films. Does architecture in fact still play a major role in present-day tendencies and developments? Does the master plan that everything must comply with still exist? And if not, what is then the issue? What constitutes the identity of a place? How much originality can be found in the copy of an entire village? Will the “star architect” be followed by the “citizen architect”? This summer the public again has an opportunity to discuss questions about the city and architecture with planners and film-makers from throughout the world.