Australian Video Art Archive

Guy Benfield


Are we not Rationalist and Angular?

00:10:02; 00:13:03 2005

This video was made in the outskirts of Lisbon Portugal (Alto Lisboa). As part of an exhibiton Architecture As Something Transitory curated by Jurgen Bock.

In Alto Lisboa there is a new development complex of high rises and middle class living. The original occupants were mostly gypsies. This work is an action that took place in the Church of Filadelphia, which is one of the last standing modernist structures out there. I used the building as part performance backdrop, part sculptural object.

DVD available.