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Bêka & Lemoine: Moriyama-San

Join an evening screening and conversation with French filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine with Home Futures curator Eszter Steierhoffer.

What to expect

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are artists, filmmakers, producers and publishers. Their work is focused on experimenting with new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture.

To coincide with the exhibition Home Futures, the museum will be showing a special screening of Moriyama-San (2017). The film depicts one week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music auteur who lives in the Moriyama House, one of the most famous forms of contemporary Japanese architecture, built in Tokyo in 2005 by Pritzker-prize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).

The film reveals the typical domestic activities of Moriyama, from reading, listening to records and watching silent movies, to entertaining guests. It shows how the house, which is made up of 10 separate blocks, accommodates these activities.

Introduced in the intimacy of this experimental microcosm which completely redefines the norm of domestic life, Ila Bêka recounts in a very spontaneous and personal way the unique personality of the owner: an urban hermit living in a small archipelago of peace and contemplation in the heart of Tokyo.

Following the screening, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine will be in conversation with Eszter Steierhoffer, curator of Home Futures.

This screening is part of the Home Futures programme.

Booking information

Adult: £10

Student/Concession: £7

Members: £8


Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are two of the foremost architectural artists working today. Their films focus on the relationship of people and design, emphasising the presence of everyday life within some of the most iconic architectural projects of recent decades

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Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?

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Institut français

Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français in London encourages cross-cultural exchange and presents the best of French culture.