Zaman Ve Mekân Kavramları Arasındaki Paradoksal İlişkinin “Bulut Atlası” Filmi Üzerinden Okunması

Ebru ERDOĞAN, Zeynep YILDIZ

Abstract


READING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TIME AND SPACE IN THE FILM CLOUD ATLAS

 

ABSTRACT

There is an interaction between architecture and cinema thanks to their cooperation of making temporal and spatial design. Science fiction is the type of cinema that includes this interaction in its most intense level and has similar concerns to the process of creating time and place in architecture. The study selected the film, Cloud Atlas (2012), as a case since it highlights this interaction between architecture and cinema by different approaches to time and place (six separate and independent plots), alternative fictional techniques and a postmodern quality, all of which give the film a multi-dimensional perspective. The interaction between cinema and architecture was examined using deductive methodology, based on the analysis of temporal and spatial concepts. Initially, this study examined the concepts of time and place as well as the paradoxical relation between them regarding the historical process. Then, the study analyzed the film, Cloud Atlas, mentioning current problems of time and space. This study re-interpreted the handling of these problems in cinema and particularly in science-fiction, which has a strong interaction with time and place, and the relations that cinema builds with architecture based on the concepts of time and place, considering the locations included in the film. ‘Time’, ‘place’, ‘non-place’, ‘timelessness’, ‘moments and memories’, ‘existential space’, ‘transitions in time (splitting, time warps and flashbacks)’ are the concepts that are interpreted and exemplified in the study. Among them, ‘transitions in time’ were the most fundamental concepts that shattered the common time and space perceptions of the audience. It is also observed that this concept, which enhanced the diversity and quality of locations, handled time multi-dimensionally, explained the problems of the postmodern age to audience through the film and created an awareness. This paper was designed to emphasize the interaction between architecture and cinema considering the concepts of time and place, and demonstrate this interaction by making a spatial reading based on the science fiction film selected for the analysis.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4305/metu.jfa.2018.1.1

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