Phil Coy

Saturday 3 April 2010

Façade takes audiences on a journey through contemporary glass architecture, conflating architectural ‘walkthroughs’ of nonexistent buildings with tracking shots over the facades of existing buildings. Narrated by TV news anchor Julia Somerville, featuring archive footage of industrial glass manufacture and interviews with contemporary architects, Façade casts ‘glass’ as a transparent subject rendered slowly opaque by the language it engenders.