Thorsten Schneider, Timothy Shearer, Philipp Höning /// Architectural Death & suburban bodyhorror
Raum Leo 1
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“Happily, we can date the death of Modern Architecture to a precise moment in time... Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972 at 3:32 p.m. (or thereabouts)...” Or so the claim of Charles Jencks in his contested yet seminal book from 1977 The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, referring to the planned detonation of the Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Projects. The complex, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, has become synonymous with the failures of public policy and urban renewal when faced with the challenges of poverty, crime and segregation. The former W.T.C. Towers, also designed by Yamasaki, have also become symbols of devastation.
A violent rupture of so-called “every day life” can also be examined within the context of the American Suburb and its narrative role within the genre of the Slasher Film.
Emblematic of the fundamental dilemmas facing American society, Horror films become a source of entertainment – a sublimated necessity of moral and cultural double standards.“