‘Butohouse + Homo Urbanus - Kyotoitus - Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine’

14 Mar.'21
- 18:00

Online Screening

BUTOHOUSE by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Somewhere in the colossal human anthill of Tokyo, one man resists the infernal machinery of the giant metropolis. For 15 years, he has single-handedly built his resistance in the shape of a house. A shell? A cathedral? A folly? The work of Keisuke Oka escapes any simple definition. Bêka and Lemoine met Keisuke Oka by chance on the day he was to build the final three steps of the staircase leading to the top floor, before a court ordered a stop to the project. ButoHouse is a film about concrete, vision, perseverance and hope.
​​​​​​​HOMO URBANUS – KYOTOITUS by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Walking through unknown cities to collect impressions, capture a vibration, connect situations and put together things seen at the corner of a street, a crossroads, from the top of a building. Representing a city in its present state, in the simplicity of its everyday life – a long-term research project developed in seven different cities around the world so far: Seoul, Bogota, Naples, Saint Petersburg, Rabat, Kyoto and Tokyo. These videos explore the cities in a spontaneous and subjective approach and with minimal resources, in order to best recreate a feel for their dynamic nature, their human landscape.

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  • Subtitles: French