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Gehry's Vertigo (trailer)


An upside-down visit to the Guggenheim Bilbao.

"Gehry's Vertigo" discloses the unknown spaces of one of the most famous icons of contemporary architecture.

The living myth of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is explored and narrated through the privileged and unusual point of view of a team of climbers responsible for the cleaning of its windows and facades. By showing the everyday work of the climbing team on the top roofs and behind the titanium shell, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine offer to the spectator a rare visit to the complexity of Frank Gehry's architecture, and a vertiginous alternative to the common visit of the daily tourists of the museum.

The short movie is part of the "Living Architectures" project, a five films series by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine about some of the most celebrated masterpieces of contemporary architecture.


Architect: Gehry Partners
Mentioned project: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (1997)
Project location: Bilbao, Spain
Production: Bêkafilms (Ila Bêka, Francesco Pappalardo)

France 2008
Duration: 2'59"