Stromboli appears briefly, as though lifted by a flash from out of the darkness into which it once again disappears. We than approach the Aeolin Islands. In their cinematic representation, movement and motionlessness collide as do the materiality of Super 8 and video.
Domino describes a construction system of reinforced concrete developed by Le Corbusier in 1914. This form of construction revolutionized modern architecture, freeing the walls of their carrier function and thereby opening up entirely new possibilities for design. For this project, the media artist Lotte Schreiber undertook a journey in winter through Greece to film anonymous architectures; the commonly found concrete skeletons. These incomplete spatial fragments, concieved as residences or hotel complex, inscribe themselves into the Mediterranean surroundings as foreign geometric bodies and are found in barren mountin and coastal landscapes.
The square in the center of the Tlatelolco-Nonoalco quarter is a veritable epicenter in the pages of Mexican history: the Aztecs retreated to this area under Cuauhtémoc before their ultimate defeat by the Spanish conquistadors in 1521; here, on October 2, 1968, ten days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Mexico, a student demonstration was violently suppressed; and in 1985 a massive earthquake toppled high-rise buildings in the immediate surroundings. The latter two events become the decisive historical markers for filmmaker Lotte Schreiber in this video, that otherwise delves above all into the spatial dimension. Tlatelolco concentrates mainly on the neighboring residential high-rises. Built in the 1960s under the supervision of the modernist Mario Pani, Unidad Habitacional Nonoalco-Tlatelolco, is the largest apartment complex in Mexico City.