Point of Origin / Veins

45 minutes | 45 minutes · Netherlands | Romania · 2023 | 2023

Double Feature

An international tech entrepreneur purchases an impossibly narrow piece of steep mountain slope in Austria, where he grew up. The building site will only allow for a 4-meter-wide house. This challenge sparks the interest of well-known architect Rem Koolhaas, but Rem has not built a private house since his acclaimed House in Bordeaux over 20 years ago. The process was captured by photographer and filmmaker Frans Parthesius, using primarily a simple static security camera. Slowly, the house reveals itself as the film reveals clues about Koolhaas's process.

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This film invites viewers to reflect on the transformative journey from a raw, anonymous block of marble to a meticulously crafted building. Extracted from a Portuguese quarry, processed in four factories around the European continent, and intricately transformed into the translucent façade of the Perelman Performing Arts Center, the marble touches different human and industrial processes across various geographies and socio-political contexts. (No trailer available)

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About the film

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Director:Frans Parthesius | Laurian Ghinițoiu and Arata Mori
Year:2023 | 2023
Runtime:45 minutes | 45 minutes
Country:Netherlands | Romania

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