99 Dom-Ino
by Space Caviar, Italy 2014, 90'
WRITTEN BY: Joseph Grima   AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION: Shakeeb Abu Hamdan
RESEARCH and PRODUCTION: Martina Muzi   PRODUCER: Space Caviar
INTERVIEWS: Martina Muzi   LANGUAGE: Italian
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrea Bosio   SUBTITLES: English
EDITING and POST-PRODUCTION: Gabriele Mariotti   With the support of: Fundacón Alumnos47 e La Biennale di Venezia
     

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014
In collaboration with Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea

The film arises from a residential architecture project, “Maison Dom-Ino” (Domus – Innovation), published in 1914 by Le Corbusier: a structure of prefab panels and pilasters destined to redefine architecture through the use of new, highly economical reinforced concrete technology. 
A hundred years after its invention, Dom-Ino is a pre-defined construction formula that espresses the essence of modernism. 
The video 99 Dom-Ino documents the project’s impact on Italy’s: from post-war boom to the public housing projects of the 70s, and the rise of real estate firms in the 80s. The film comprises a loop of 99 shorts, filmed all over Italy, 99 testimonials from those who built the houses, and lived in them. 99 Dom-Ino reflects multiple narratives, aesthetics and lifestyle that transformed Italy’s modern homes and landscape. What emerges is a map of Italy’s architectural landscape, and a detailed, nuanced picture of Italy’s relationship with modern family life.

Space Caviar
Is a design research collaborative operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics and the public realm. Based in Genoa, Italy, the studio uses exhibitions, publishing, writing and film to investigate and document the production of space and contemporary modes of habitation as forms of social and political practice.

www.spacecaviar.net


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