The director and screenwriter Roger Leenhardt made an appearance in the film Une femme mariée by Jean-Luc Godard. Pierre, Charlotte and Leenhardt begin a succession of monologues in three sections: Pierre speaks of memory, Charlotte of the present, while Leenhardt concludes by defining intelligence and praising compromise. His monologue is partly transcribed here.
In the series A Future City From The Past, Clemens Gritl builds concrete buildings inspired by the dystopian universe of J.G Ballard. These brutalist megastructures explore the influence of monumental architecture on a society and its human beings.
Benjamin Bardou is a French artist and filmmaker working on visual experiments in urban environments. He has made a series of short films in which different spatial components are displayed. These urban atmospheres are part of the Megalopolis project, an urban area developed in the aftermath of the World Wars
Kogundou is a collection of Japanese archives. Their content ranges from old Japanese maps to magazines from World War II, handwritten documents from the Edo period and children’s books. Advertising documents, poetry collections, postcards offer a broad overview of graphic production in Japanese society, through the various events of the past centuries.
The murmurations phenomenon concerns the gregarious behavior of birds. The individuals in a group act together, with no direction planned, forming waves of birds in the sky. This flock characterize social species, their behavior is similar to fish schools or swarms of insects.