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A Pattern Language
16mm film to DV

Featuring the Kugel Gips house in Wellfleet, MA, designed in 1970 by Cape Cod architect Charles Zehnder and restored by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust in 2009. This film was made during an artists' residency I had there in March 2010.

The title is taken from the book "A Pattern Language: Towns-Buildings-Construction" by Christopher Alexander. This book is the second in a trilogy that sets forth a structured architectural philosophy of self-designed environments.

This piece was shot on 16mm film using colored filters and single-frame exposures. The color was not manipulated in the digital edit. Each color corresponds to one of 5 notes in the Romanian B Minor scale.