City of Tomorrow (trailer)


Description: Single channel digital video and sound projection. Digital formats. 11 minutes
Exhibition mode: Cinema and gallery projection, monitor (looped in exhibition)

Synopsis: Chandigarh's modern architecture is explored through Le Corbusier's early writings on repetition and order. The architect's zealous ideals taken from his 1929 text The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning are revisited via the buildings and symbolism of the planned capital city.

City of Tomorrow was commissioned by The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand for the survey exhibition Gavin Hipkins: The Domain, 25 Nov 2017 - 11 Mar 2018. City of Tomorrow was selected to premiere at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

This work is discussed by the artist on CIRCUIT Cast 


Sound: Torben Tilly