TESSERACT HOUSE

 

PROJECT TYPE:  

Short Film

LENGTH: 

6 minutes

TIMELINE: 

2018-2019

CATEGORY:

Film, Media, Production

COLLABORATORS:

Al Benoit  (Writer/Director/Editor)

Jonah Rubash (Director of Photography)

Nicholas Price (Sound Designer/Music)

Lindsey Mazur (Colorist)

Johnny Freeman (2D Comp.)

Alysha Pacheco (Cast)

Tesseract House is the manifestation of a dialogue and collaboration between architects and filmmakers seeking to convey, at least in part, architecture as an immersive emotional experience. This short­ film unconventionally threads together architectural and cinematic storytelling, rather than the typical non­fiction perspective­based approach to architecture films, which often fall short of delivering anything like the experience of inhabiting a space. The “House of Time" poem was composed as an abstraction of the design elements into poetry to serve as a framework for the narrative and visuals. Aptly named for more than its analogous geometry, the Tesseract House, a single­family residence serves as both the context and the setting of the film as a physical construct of space & time (a tesseract), where a moment can be viewed in expanding context when time can be traversed by walking up stairs or gazing through a spatial aperture. Utilizing natural lighting alone, this spatial and poetic narrative focuses on the “moments” that foster a sense of intimacy in varying levels of a gradient of private to public space and the duality and nuance of the expanding context of those moments. Through this, intuitive emotional experiences tell a story of complex and layered architectural space and human experience.

TESSERACT HOUSE - Teaser