The window is located between inside and outside, us and the world. The Norwegian architectural theorist Christian Norberg-Schulz (1926-2000) argues that the architectural window is particularly important in articulating the relationship between human beings and their surroundings, worthy of our attention. Andersen’s lecture and screening use this statement as a starting point and asks what role the window played in the theorist’s life and work, and how filmmaking can be a way to approach a series of in-between spaces: between life and death, here and there, then and now, me and you, us and them. The lecture and screening consist of three films, contextualised by a reading, whereas a fourth film is installed in a window in Harstad.
Anna Ulrikke Andersen is a Norwegian filmmaker and architectural historian, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where her thesis explored a series of windows in the life and work of Christian Norberg-Schulz through filmmaking and essay writing. Her work has been widely presented and screened, including the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Royal Academy of Arts London, Arts Activated Australia 2018, and the Architecture and Design Film Festival Palm Springs 2020. Her work has been published in Architectural Research Quarterly, Screenworks and InForma. She was 2018/2019 fellow at Harvard Film Study Center, held a residency at Jørn Utzon’s villa Can Lis at Majorca through the Danish Arts Fund, and has been awarded grants from the Norwegian Arts Council and Viken Filmsenter.
Language and text: english. Age rating: 15 years.