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Landing

Landing

Shirin Sabahi

Germany | 2018 | 21 min
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A construction photographer with a taste for explosions and mythical creatures is about to leave the last building that he was assigned to document. The building is nearly completed and he has decided to capture one iconic shot of it before leaving. Exploring the building by following his moving body, the narrator reads the photographer’s conflicted ideas on the relationship between the built environment and its images, especially the entanglement of modern architecture and narrative cinema.

Landing is commissioned by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and shot at one of their building projects in Seoul. The script is based on hour-long conversations with twenty-six architects and engineers who had worked on the building’s design. Daekwang Lee, the building’s photographer plays himself and the film is narrated by the architect David Chipperfield.
Director Shirin Sabahi
Voice David Chipperfield
Sound mixing Jochen Jezussek
Cinematography Albrecht Von Grunhagen

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Shirin Sabahi

Shirin Sabahi

Shirin Sabahi is a Berlin-based artist and filmmaker. Her projects often derive from a physical place and include films and its by-products about artefacts and architecture. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Broad Art Museum (Michigan 2020), Savvy Contemporary (Berlin 2020), Centro Botin (Santander 2019), Art Jameel Center (Dubai 2019), Edith-Russ-Haus (Oldenburg 2018, solo) and Beirut Art Center (2018).
Mouthful (2018) ; Landing (2018) Borrowed Scenery (2017) ; Mint Condition (2015) ; A Trip Well Travelled (2014) ; Muted Fanfare for the Shy (2013) ; We Fell Into The Water Staying Dry (2013) ; We Came Here to Swim (2012) ; Expired Monument (2011) ; Swede Home (2009) ; Amateurs (2009)

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