Lectures 2006
1/28/2021
Skip Navigation Links : Lectures 2006 : February : "Experience and reading of space in Antonioni 's tetralogy : Adventure- Night- Eclipse- Red desert" Elina Niakarou - Anastasia Tsekoura - Fotini Chapsa

"Experience and reading of space in Antonioni 's tetralogy : Adventure- Night- Eclipse- Red desert" Elina Niakarou - Anastasia Tsekoura - Fotini Chapsa

In the tetralogy, Adventure, Night, Eclipse and Red Desert, Antonioni uses the laconic aspects of architecture in order to stresses the silence of modern individual. The ideas are not appeared by the growth of dialogues or the expressions of person, elements that are absent flamboyantly, but appeared through situations in which the worn out sentiments of persons are attributed in the sharp corners of balconies or in the hard smooth extents of walls. The films are a sequence of collages by sentiments and spaces. Characteristic subjects in his films constituted always the loneliness and the alienation of sentiments.

The noisy streets are contrasted with the charged decorative aspects of buildings of the past, the cities appear as reflections of a dream in glass surfaces, the architectural elements are used as obstacles or catalysts in the human relationships, the symbolic architecture of past create hopes for constant values, the dead cities are ghosts of fascist ideology, the industrial city a nightmare and a trap for the human life, but also an abstract painting in which the person is an element of the composition. With such elements Antonioni attributes the modern architecture and the landscape. Architecture with a thousand of its faces is always there in order to expresses itself and to be expressed.