Supersurface : an alternative model for life on earth (Film, 1972) [WorldCat.org]
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Supersurface : an alternative model for life on earth

Author: Superstudio (Group)
Publisher: [1972]
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material   Archival Material : English
Publication:Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive, circa 1970-2000
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Produced for the 1972 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Italy: The New Domestic Lanscape, Supersurface was the first of five films planned by Superstudio as a "critical reappraisal of the possibility of life without objects." Superstudio envisioned a "network of energy and information extending to every properly inhabitable area" (Superstudio, 242). According to the artists, this network would bring about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video art
Videotapes
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Superstudio (Group)
OCLC Number: 256876839
Notes: Italian avant-garde architecture collective Superstudio was founded in Florence in 1966 by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, both recent graduates of the Florence School of Architecture. Working in the fields of architecture, interior and industrial design, architectural theory and system design, Superstudio members included Gian Piero Frassinelli, Alessandro Magris, Roberto Magris, and Alessandro Poli, in addition to Natalini and Toraldo di Francia.
Title from associated documentation in the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (U-Matic) (10 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. original
Other Titles: Fundamental acts.
Life, supersurface
Responsibility: Superstudio.

Abstract:

Produced for the 1972 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Italy: The New Domestic Lanscape, Supersurface was the first of five films planned by Superstudio as a "critical reappraisal of the possibility of life without objects." Superstudio envisioned a "network of energy and information extending to every properly inhabitable area" (Superstudio, 242). According to the artists, this network would bring about the destruction of objects as status symbols, the elimination of the city as an accumulation of formal structures of power, and the end of specialized and repetitive work as an alienating activity. "The logical consequence," they write, "will be a new, revolutionary society in which everyone should find the full development of his possibilities" (Superstudio, 245). Although only two of the films were ever completed, Superstudio published storyboards and texts for the entire project, entitled Five Fundamental Acts: Life, Education, Ceremony, Love and Death. Addressing the first of these five acts, Supersurface presents "an alternative model for life on earth" in which the "network of energy and information" is represented by grids and images of technology superimposed on a collage of natural and inhabited landscapes peopled by families engaged in domestic and leisure activities.

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