Czwartek – 29.09, 19:30, Kino Nowe Horyzonty

It is indisputable that the crazy years of Viennese Actionism had a profound influence on Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Świczinski, partners of the architectural bureau “Coop Himmelb(l)au”, founded in 1968.

It is indisputable that the crazy years of Viennese Actionism had a profound influence on Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Świczinski, partners of the architectural bureau “Coop Himmelb(l)au”, founded in 1968. Their penchant for introducing disruption and defragmentation, as well as a lack of apparent harmony, in their projects, is most evident in the superstructure of the Falkenstrasse building, a prime example of deconstructivism in architecture. In Mathias Frick’s documentary, Prix, accompanied by other architects, critics, and artists, talks about his motivations and the journey towards his own style. The film does an excellent job of explaining the meaning and principles of this way of design, which combines experimentation (belonging to art) with controlled chaos, but also with a subordinate form that is functional.