Congratulations to Ben Thorp Brown, whose film Gropius Memory Palace will be screening at the 2018 New York Film Festival (NYFF)!
Part architectural film, part ASMR exercise, Gropius Memory Palace is an observational study of Walter Gropius’s famed shoe warehouse, The Fagus Factory, is a meditation in every sense. Opening against soft white light and the soothing sounds of a hypnotherapist’s voice, Brown’s film transports the audience inside Gropius’s landmark. Droning ambience and languid images of laborers at work foster a psychoanalytic space through which the viewer may deeply consider the nature of memory and its constant negotiation between context and content.
Brown’s work addresses embodied experience, perception, and memory. Working across video, sculpture, performance, his projects consider the effects of ongoing economic, environmental, and technological change.
‘Gropius Memory Palace’ will be installed and looping in the Lincoln Center Film Center at the Elinor Bunin Monroe amphitheater for 2 days of the festival. The event is free and open to all.
Oct. 4: 2-6 pm, 9-11 pm
Oct. 6: 12-6 pm, 9-11 pm
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