• Building Under Ground
  • Building Under Ground
  • Building Under Ground

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First-Person Cinema with Ute Aurand: Program 3

  • In Person

Marie Menken’s charming animation Dwightiana sets the tone for this program of films about place, work, and art. Filmed in the months before she left the family homestead, Margaret Tait’s nuanced A Place of Work studies the typical rhythms of this cherished space and offers an authentic sense of being present in the world. Filmed over a period of three years, Ute Aurand’s Building Under Ground follows the expansion of Zurich’s Museum Rietberg from groundbreaking to the 2007 opening. Aurand’s intricate camerawork and filmmaking strategies mirror the various stages of building construction and the eventual installation of artworks, creating a beautiful behind-the-scenes examination of museum work.  

Films in this Screening

Dwightiana

Marie Menken, United States, 1959

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 4 mins
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  • Film-makers’ Coop

A Place of Work

Margaret Tait, United Kingdom, 1976

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 30 mins
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  • LUX Distribution

Building Under Ground
(In die Erde Gebaut)

Ute Aurand, Germany, 2008

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W/Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 42 mins
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  • Ute Aurand

Moonplay

Marie Menken, United States, 1964

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 5 mins
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  • Film-makers’ Coop