Step Out (a new space in SIB where architecture transcends onto other fields)
Here is another movie I recommend! I find this to be a very common reality nowadays. Has anyone seen it? What did you think about it? Comment down below!!! MEDIANERAS FILM (Sidewalls)
Medianeras (Sidewalls) by the Argentine Gustavo Taretto, is a comic and rather touching lesson on that deadly proxy for life — virtual reality.
The main characters, Martin (Javier Drolas) and Mariana (Pilar López de Ayala), are near-neighbours who’ve retreated after failed relationships and are being slowly strangled by the wired and wireless reality they’ve substituted
Mariana is an architect who works as a window dresser. She is as isolated and as dysfunctional as Martin except her issues concern a fear of lifts and intimacy. She takes erotic comfort in her collection of male shop mannequins. “Don’t get any false ideas,” she says, “It was just sex.” The film’s dialogue is minimal as befits the subject: the failure to thrive in any world other than the virtual one. The absence of real life – the recurring theme of the film – is shown to be as much about dreams as reality.
Why does the city turn its back on the river? Because to face it (Rio de la Plata/River of Silver), perhaps, would be a poignant reminder of where this country of immigrants originated and where all the psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists disembarked. It could also be a case of bad planning but Buenos Aires has more shrinks per square yard than Bedlam. It makes even the gloomiest of towns look positively happy-go-lucky by comparison.