The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity

Pei-Sze Chow
2012 Opticon1826  
This paper examines two documentary essays focusing on landmark architecture in the transnational Øresund region comprising Copenhagen and Malmö. I argue that the motif of construction and deconstruction is congruous to our understanding of the ways identities are negotiated vis-à-vis spatial experience. In the films, the multiple trajectories of characters of diverse nationalities and cultures are woven into the (de)construction of the landmark structures, producing a visual space that
more » ... space that interrogates what 'identity' means in an increasingly networked and global world. Article
doi:10.5334/opt.ab fatcat:34atgornybdtbjm7xdu5yex3aq