Writer: Gem Barton
ADULT ARCHITECTURE CINEMA
Temporary Art intervention & Pop-Up cinema
LOCATION: The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1AP
‘Adult Architecture’ is a spatial and programmatic exaggeration of negotiations between body and space in film.
This year designjunction has commission London practice ‘The Decorators’ to design and erect a pop-up cinema space in the Sorting Office. Blueprint Magazine who has curated a series of seminars and talks running 19-23 Sept will host the temporary space.
However the space will also be used to screen films, ‘The Decorators’ principal Mariana Pestana says, “The building is a walk-through structural body of latex curtain inside which architectural films display a fetishisation of the human body. The design aesthetic borrows the language of the adult cinemas found on the dark streets and corners of the city.”
Body Double  by Brian de Palma
The Draughtman’s Contract  by Peter Greenway
Married to the Eiffel Tower  by Agnieszka Piotrowska