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Day, Light, Night Films

 

5-6 November 2016

Within the scope of the exhibition “Day, Light, Night”, Istanbul Modern Cinema hosts a design- and lighting-oriented film program prepared by Tepta. The program features documentary shorts that promote collaborating brands, as well as experimental works by various directors made around the theme of lighting. Among the films in the program are: A Film About Light, Architecture and Health by Carlo Volf reflecting his work at the Aarhus School of Architecture; Dutch Light, directed by Pieter-Rim de Kroon; and Silence and Light, a documentary about Louis Kahn, a cult figure in the architectural world.

 

 

NATURE OF LIGHT, 1948
USA | HDD, Color, 8’ 28”| İngilizceProducer: 1948 Coronet Instructional Films

The film demonstrates light as a form of radiant energy. It also explains the principles of reflection, refraction and portrays how these principles apply to the science of optics. We have two boys on early hours of the day on a fishing trip discovering principles of light through simple experimentation.

 

DUTCH LIGHT, 2003

Holland | HDD, Color, 91’| English

Directors:Pieter-Rim de Kroon, Maarten de Kroon

What is Dutch light? Is the light in Holland really different from that in other parts of the world? What is true, what is myth, what is fiction? And was Joseph Beuys right? Dutch Light addresses these fascinating questions. It is an ode to light and to observation.

 

SHORT FILM SELECTION ON LIGHT

Glass Unlımıted | 2013, Czech Republic, 10’ 40”
Pyramid | 2013, Israel, 1’ 30”
The Time It Takes | 2014, Italy, , 4’  13”
Leonardo, Light Is Back, 2015 | Italy | HDD, 1’38” | Italian, English
Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, 2015 | Italy | HDD, 6’54” | Italian, English

 

A FILM ABOUT LIGHT ARCHITECTURE AND HEALTH, 2014

Denmark | HDD, Color, 30’ 17” | English

Director: PhD Carlo Volf

A Film About Light, Architecture and Health, by PhD Carlo Volf, shows variations in artificial light and daylight over a day and one year. The film brings his words to life, and unveils hidden secrets about everyday life, space, time and architecture. The film especially focuses on the seasons and the geographical orientation, with the room as a creator of light.

 

LOUIS KAHN, SILENCE OF LIGHT, 1996

USA | HDD, Color, 58’| English

Director: Michael Blackwood

As an architect, educator, and philosopher, Louis Kahn played a prominent role in the history of 20th century architecture. An examination of six of his most significant buildings gives insight to his unique vision: The Salk Institute in La Jolla; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; the Center for British Art in New Haven; the library at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire; the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and the Parliament Buildings of Bangladesh in Dhaka. The visits to the sites are enhanced with historic footage and sound recordings of Kahn.

 

LITTLE SUN, 2012

Denmark | HDD, Color, 5’ 56”| English

Director :Olafur Eliasson

Described as “a work of art that works in life,” Little Sun is a high-quality solar powered LED lamp developed by Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, to provide light to people in off-grid areas.

 

PICTURE OF LIGHT, 1994

Canada | HDD, Color, 83’| English

Director:  Peter Mettler

A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights. Picture of Light takes the approach of a poetic essay documenting the search for a natural wonder; the mysterious Aurora Borealis. Its incorporeal lights and colors pouring from the sky lure a small film team of six to Canada's arctic. After strenuous and complicated technical preparations the crew set out on a 3000-mile train journey through practically uninhabited snowy landscapes to the end of the civilized world - Churchill, Manitoba.

 

 
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