Stella Brennan

Envoy From Mirror City (2006)

3 minutes 42 secondsSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Modernisms alchemistic promise, to transform quantity into quality through abstraction and repetition, has been a failure… we are left with a world without urbanism, only architecture”.

As the camera moves through a series of stacked plastic forms which suggest a city, a voiceover reads text adapted from S, M, L, XL (1997) by architect Rem Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau.

Envoy from Mirror City is part of Three Cities, (2003-2006), a series of videos by Stella Brennan featuring readings of polemics by famous architects, in which robotic voices narrate flyovers of constructed cityscapes.

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