Spatial narratives in film Montage as a spatial practice
Research stage: Intermediate doctoral stage
Category: Extended abstract
'Spatial narratives in film' research relies on the perceived potential of the ‘instrumental role of cinematic architectural space,' its impact on the narration of film, and its influence on real architecture and urbanism. In other words cinematic spaces are not passive, they tell us stories with spatial manipulation, sometimes contrary to the usual understanding of architecture. The relationship(s) between architecture and film are seen as tools for critical exploration of architecture. Certain montage practices became a fundamental instrument for understanding modern space and architecture in the twentieth century, thus the word ‘montage’ has been examined and used both as moving image practice and spatial practice. Previous research has offered insufficient attention, especially since consequences of the links between architecture and cinema might be seen in architecture that is extensive and imaginative, as well as lead to novel readings of architectural space.
Keywords: Architectural montage, cinematic space, spatial narratives