The Barcelona Institute of Architecture
BIArch

Duration: Loop
Year of Production: 2012
Photography: Juan Alejo Morales Mor
Based on: Spencer Holst - Mona Lisa meets Buda.
Edited by: Juan Alejo Morales Mor, Guillermo Suarez
Original Music: Louis Armstrong – When you are Smiling

Synopsis
Based on Spencer Holst “Mona Lisa finds Buda”, is the directors interpretation of an action (smiling) as an non-temporal action that happens in an non-temporal space, by waving as the main key for this loop. By writing occasional smile stories the Buda and Mona Lisa smile is discovered in the streets of Barcelona.

Directors Statements
Writing smiles could be the most non-temporal action, a smile that never ends and that never meets, that is infinite as is in heaven, a non-temporal space. By creating the smile BCN project, randomly selected people gave us a little of themselves, as a gift.

Academic Film for the Barcelona Institute of Architecture BIArch, for the course "Desire LAB BCN" directed by Dr. Arch. Pere Riera & Dr. Arch Xavier Vancells. with the special collaboration of architect and film director Eva Serrats.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE SMILES THAT COLLABORATED IN THIS PROJECT

VISIT THE PROJECTS SITE:

flickr.com/smileBCN

-The past is no guarantee of future ... This distortion of temporary results in a new orchestration of the three instances of time (past, present, future) that underground influences on our present concern: how to grieve the historical representation of the time? What happens to our "historical experience" when present, past and future no longer maintain that substantial relationship that until yesterday shaped history?

The current fascination with the future is stressed by a "burst of timelessness" at a time when it begins to emerge what many authors have called "the culture of the instant."

In all the media the narration has been replaced by the fascination, the coherence of incoherence, ordered succession for aleatority and is our memory who suffers. The narrative is a tool: stories help us remember the meanings over time. When the narrative disappears begins the amnesia.-

Original Text by Spencer Holst:
Mona Lisa Meets Buddha

Up
in heaven the
curtains fluttered the curtains
fluttered the curtains fluttered
and the Mona Lisa entered
at one end of a small
hall, which was hung
with many
curtains.

Up
in heaven the
curtains fluttered
fluttered fluttered
and the Buddha
entered the hall
at the other
end.

They smiled

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