Corbusier's Capitol

(7 min excerpt, 16mm and video, colour, 2014)

‘Corbusier’s Capitol’ was made in Chandigarh, Indian Punjab. The Capitol Complex is considered by many to be Le Corbusier’s greatest work. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the buildings were intended to symbolise an independent, secular and modern India. But what can an architect like Le Corbusier do to control the afterlife of such a grand vision? And, 60 years later, what of his buildings, as well as this image of India, remains intact?

This is an excerpt from a longer film.

 

Article published in Sequence (4), 'Images of the future: filming Chandigarh'

© seth pimlott, 2016.

Corbusier's Capitol

(7 min excerpt, 16mm and video, colour, 2014)

‘Corbusier’s Capitol’ was made in Chandigarh, Indian Punjab. The Capitol Complex is considered by many to be Le Corbusier’s greatest work. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the buildings were intended to symbolise an independent, secular and modern India. But what can an architect like Le Corbusier do to control the afterlife of such a grand vision? And, 60 years later, what of his buildings, as well as this image of India, remains intact?

This is an excerpt from a longer film.

 

Article published in Sequence (4), 'Images of the future: filming Chandigarh'

Corbusier's Capitol

(7 min excerpt, 16mm and video, colour, 2014)

‘Corbusier’s Capitol’ was made in Chandigarh, Indian Punjab. The Capitol Complex is considered by many to be Le Corbusier’s greatest work. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the buildings were intended to symbolise an independent, secular and modern India. But what can an architect like Le Corbusier do to control the afterlife of such a grand vision? And, 60 years later, what of his buildings, as well as this image of India, remains intact?

This is an excerpt from a longer film.

 

Article published in Sequence (4), 'Images of the future: filming Chandigarh'