Living Megastructures

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 17, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005, 8pm


Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber in person!

Austrian artists Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber have been working in tandem since 1993 on projects addressing urban geographies, architectural representations and related visual politics. Their projects have included “Caracas, Hecho En Venezuela”, “Live like this!” and “CITYtransformer”, most recently, they mounted a billboard entitled “SuperCitizen” in Los Angeles. Bitter & Weber engage with moments and sites of globalization, as they are materialized in architecture and mediated through photography, video and new media technologies. They have participated in Johannesburg and São Paulo Biennale, and have mounted projects all over Europe, as well as the Americas. In their 2003-4 project Living Megastructures they interviewed people in Caracas, Venezuela, investigating the limits of appropriation and the effect of architecture on social and spatial relations. Tonight they will share that tape and discuss their prolific body of contemporary media work. In Spanish with English subtitles (KJ Mohr). 2003-2004, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Austria/Germany/Venezuela, 25 min, various formats.


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