BÊKA & LEMOINE
Artists, filmmakers, producers and publishers, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have been working together for the past 10 years mainly focusing their research on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture.
Since 2007 they have been developing a film series entitled "Living Architectures", widely acclaimed as "a new form of criticsm" which "has deeply changed the way of looking at architecture" "Koolhaas Houselife", internationally renowned as the "architecture cult movie", is probably the most famous film of their series, featuring Guadalupe - the irresistible housekeeper of the Bordeaux House built by Rem Koolhaas.
Selected as one of the 100 most talented personalities of 2017 by Icon Design, presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) as one of the "most exciting and critical design project of the year 2016", the complete work of Bêka & Lemoine has been acquired in 2016 by the Museum of Modern Art in New-York (MoMA) for their permanent collection. They have lectured and their films have been shown in some of the most prestigious international cultural institutions and events such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Museum of Modern Art in New-York (MoMA), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), CCA (Montreal) and Fondazione Prada (Milan, Italy).
Výrok autora: "We made our first film because we wanted to whisper to the world that architecture without people is death."