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Resonance
Raj Rewal and Tradition
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A “promenade” across six projects of contemporary Indian architect Raj Rewal. Images of historic buildings and miniature paintings appear at strategic moments in order to show how modern rationalism, a rigorous sense of function, structure and fabrication, has been reconciled with typologies extracted from the past. The transitions between different projects are punctuated by images of women workers carrying loads. It is only in the final image that it is revealed that they are on a construction site. The intention is to hint at the socio-economic and technological context in which the buildings are built.

The introduction by Raj Rewal and the commentary have been reduced to bare essentials : date, place, name, function and the most important design elements related to the theme of resonance in each of the projects. The idea being to allow the audience to savor the images while hearing traditional north Indian music, each piece of which is supposed to convey the “Rasa” or “character” of the project it accompanies.
 
 
Selected
Architecture Film Festival, Bordeaux, France,1992

30 minutes
English
 

 

 

 
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