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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title I väntan på berättarrösten - Öresunds Filmkommissions ”platsdatabas” och det urbana landskapets manuskriptur
Author(s) Hellström Reimer, Maria
Date 2008
English abstract
It is today more difficult than ever to isolate the reproduction of landscapes from a growing and ever more all-embracing “economy of images and signs” (Lash and Urry, 1994). Even though repeated attempts are being made from within the spatial professions to develop a tectonically or geo-morphologically formulated immunity to these changes, ‘landscape’ appears as a subject matter in an increasing number of fields, from trend analytics and economic forecasting to envi- ronmental science and health care. One of these new and increasingly important fields of landscape practice is film production. As a “micro-environment with global span” (Sassen 2003), this spatio-temporal domain has developed its own platforms and tools for commissioning, managing and evaluating environments, thus also providing a new and increasingly important carto- graphy of contemporary space (Abbas, 2003). Here, the emerging film commissions play an active role, engaging not only in promotion of landscapes and places, but furthermore also in its categorizing, assessment and reproduction. What we have to ask, however, is what are the premises for this new spatial production, and how does it affect the further intermediation of archi- tectural knowledge? Through a case study of the Oresund Film Commission and its web based “location databa- se”, this paper aims to discuss these and related issues. A compilation of more than five hundred still images of potential locations for film produc- tion, the database provokingly actualizes the ambiguities of spatial categorization and its dependency upon an often unarticulated expecta- tion for timely and fitting narratives. The paper interrogates and examines this new ’locality pro- duction’, as well as the expectations, both for adaptation and change, to which it gives rise. The argument developed is that although landscape practice is one of intermediation, the purpose is not to provide an increasingly powerful media industry with a legitimizing voice-over. What is needed is rather a critique of landscape narrati- ves that goes beyond passive commentary, activa- ting the discursive potentials that the global and intermediary landscape eventually holds.
Link http://www.arkitekturforskning.net/Tidsskrift/2008/2008_2/Maria_Hellstrøm_Reimer.pdf (external link to publication)
Publisher Nordisk förening för arkitekturforskning
Host/Issue Nordisk arkitekturforskning/Nordic Journal of Architectural Research;2
Volume 20
ISSN 1102-5824
Pages 7-18
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) landscape
film production
location databases
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13298 (link to this page)

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