October 11, 2011

Oslo National Academy of Fine Art and Sternberg Press present Urban Images: Unruly Desires in Film and Architecture

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Editors: Synne Bull and Marit Paasche
Publisher: Oslo National Academy of Fine Art and Sternberg Press, Berlin
Graphic design: Anders Hofgaard, Node Oslo/Berlin


Contributors: Parveen Adams, Giuliana Bruno, Bull.Miletic, Andreas Bunte, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Cousins, Edward Dimendberg, Tom Gunning, Henrik Gustafsson, Kathrin Meyer, Marit Paasche and Judy Radul.


One of the fundamental events of the modern age was the conquest of the world as picture, a process in which movies were essential. Cinema was the single medium capable of capturing what Alexander Kluge describes as “the impossible moment”—a moment we couldn’t think of beforehand, and which cannot be repeated later. Thus cinema leads the way to what later becomes reality: to cities, bridges, ideas, gestures, skyscrapers, literature, and art. This anthology traces some of the paths of this “becoming.”


Urban Images: Unruly Desires in Film and Architecture is a collection of eleven new essays by internationally renowned scholars and artists navigating the vast inter-disciplinary territory defined by fine art, architecture and the moving image. It was initiated during the two-day symposium Urban Images in September 2010, hosted by Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The book Launch will be accompanied by a screening program of short films discussed in the book, see detailed program on the website:


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