ADFF:ONLINE May 19 - Space Land Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm

By Architecture & Design Film Festival (other events)

Tue, May 19 2020 8:00 PM EST Wed, May 20 2020 12:00 AM EST

The live streaming program will start at 8:00 pm ET with an introduction with Mark Lamster, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, and author of the acclaimed biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House.  Then the feature film, Space Land Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm, will be screened, followed by a Q&A with Ant Farm co-founder Chip Lord and the film’s directors, Elizabeth Federici and Laura Harrison. 

Space Land Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm 
2011 / 78 min / USA
Directors: Elizabeth Federici, Laura Harrison

This is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s avant-garde architecture, graphic arts, and environmental design firm called Ant Farm, best known for its iconic land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch. Radical architects, video pioneers, and mordantly funny cultural commentators, the Ant Farmers created a body of deeply subversive multi-disciplinary work that questioned the boundaries of architecture and everything else in the process. Incorporating breathtaking archival video, new footage shot over ten years, and animation based on zany period sketches, Space Land Time is about the joy of creation in a time when there were no limits. 

ADFF:ONLINE is a way for the architecture and design community to remain engaged and experience specially-curated films during this “shelter-at-home” period. We hope this new online venue will serve as a virtual space for the professional design industry - and the broader community - to be together.