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Minerva Cuevas, Projektentwurf Hardau

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Open Air Cinema in the Hardau

(Wettbewerbseingabe von Minerva Cuevas)

The Open Air Cinema project aims to transfer the reflexion on the process of urbanization and social restructuration of the Hardau to a series of portraits of cities around the world in the form of movies as a way to take distance and observe these cities as if looking to a fictitious mirror, switching between fiction and reality to construct a process of identification and generate in this way the possibility to evaluate the social transformation in the area. Portrayals of cities and city living are presented in classic and modern films, they trigger the reflection on the political economy and sociocultural dimensions of cities and urban society. Audience becomes the collective spectator of the social imaginary. The project consists of six nights of open air cinema screenings presenting a selection of films where the city itself or its urban and social transformations play a main role. Taking film in this case as the medium to create a collective rather than an individual experience. The function of the art project in this case is the one of a gift, an offering in the public space that ideally would be the seed to grow the idea of community organized events.

Development and Implementation
The first stage of the project consist on a basic survey to the residents of the area to see how they find the idea of a week of open air cinema, which would somehow be a first sketch and approach to the people living in the Hardau.
The second stage of the project correspond to the “Process” phase and it is the series of
screenings in the Albisriederpark area.
The third stage corresponding to the “Trace” phase will consist in the documentation of the people gathered facing both the Hardau but also the movie scenes. These will later be produce as enlarged photographs to complete the visual and spatial solution of an image within an image.
The city on a mirror.

Film Selection • Ecotoons (Various)
UK. 1993. col. 47 mins.
Tony Robinson′s collection of 30 short films from young animators around the globe on the environmental problems. (To be screened before each main film projection).
1.  Koyaanisqatsi. Godfrey Reggio, USA, 1983.
2.  Chinatown. Roman Polanski, USA, 1974,
3.  Playtime. Jacques Tati, France. 1967.
4.  Ça commence aujourd hui. Bertrand Tavernier,1999.
5.  Die Architekten. Peter Kahane, DDR, 1990.
6.  Akira. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Japan, 1988.
7.  Halfaouine. FĂ©rid Boughedir, Tunisia. 1990.
8.  Le mani sulla città. Francesco Rosi, Italy, 1963.
9.  London and Robinson in Space. Patrick Keiller, UK, 1994/1997.
10. Mondays in the sun. Javier Bardem, Spain. 2002.
11. Escape to Paradise. Nino Jacusso. Switzerland, 2001.
12. Edificio Master, Copacabana. Eduardo Coutinho. Brasil, 2003.
13. Black Orpheus. Marcel Camus, Italy; France; Brazil, 1958.
14. La estrategia del caracol. Sergio Cabrera, Colombia, 1993.
15. Invasion. Hugo Santiago, Argentina ,1969.

Technical Requirements
Complete system for outdoors cinema AIRwall Screen (inflatable) suitable for daily outdoor cinema use, silent, minimal structure appearance.
Projection surfaces illustrated: 20 x 10 m; 16 x 8 m; 11.8 x 5.94 m
• Projector
• Speakers & stands
• Central console
• Extras:
- Bungee screen connectors
- Ropes
- Blowers
- Carts
- Ground cover
- Weatherproof cases/bags
- Replacement lamp
- Cables
- Anchoring
- Lighting
- Generator
• Access to electricity and water.
• The following power outlets are usually necessary:
At the AIRwall® location: 380V / 16A three-phase current (ventilation, lighting, sound) at the projector location: 380V / 32A three-phase current (projector, sound)

Promotional Materials
• Printed invitations to the event for the Hardau residents and posters.

Production
There would need to be two different production teams. The first one would deal with the general organization of the event at the Hardau and the final film selection helping to get film licensing information and permits to screen the selected movies publicly.
The second production team is constituted by the group of technicians working for the projection rental company.
1. Projection rental supplies the projection and also the on-site projectionist technicians.
2. Technicians handle all setup/takedown of projection equipment, media presentation, and transport of equipment.visual company in the United States can match.
Rental/Production Packages include:
- Inflatable Movie Screen
- Digital Projection System
- Pro-Audio System
- Event Liability Insurance
- Weather Guarantee
- Generator
- Technicians
- Backup systems on all equipment

Installations
Location: Area of the Albisriederpark.
The screen must be placed on a level surface (bare ground is fine), projection is front projection, from the viewer’s side. The projector is usually in the middle of the audience, about 1.5 meters off the ground.

Event Schedule
Movie projection has to start around 45 minutes after sunset (average 8pm.).
Event Time Line:
- 4 hrs. before: arrive and setup
- 3 hrs. before: all systems are checked and screen up
- 10min. before: short films or animations
- Movie begins
- 1 hr. after: Equipment is removed

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