La Madre, il Figlio e l’Architetto (RietveldTV - 2018) is the especially for RietveldTV adapted 12 minute version of La Madre, il Figlio e l’Architetto (The Mother, the Son and the Architect) from 2012. This film is a visually poetic diary investigating the link between built space and human history, an intimate unfolding of a brief love affair from the past. While the camera performs a lyrical choreography, catching an Italian modernist spherical church from varied points of view, an off-camera woman’s voice recollects long afternoon walks with Emilio – the son of the architect who had designed the church - before he committed a tragic act. Influenced by Antonioni’s cinematography style, Noordkamp manages to approach church’s volumes as sources of both alienation and tenderness.


Concept & camera: Petra Noordkamp
Text: Maria Barnas
Soundscape: Nathalie Bruys
Voice: Catherine Henegan
Editing: Katarina Turler
Grading: Stefano Bertacchini
Translation: Andrew May, Astrid Staartjes, Claudia Cozzi
Design: Sabine Verschueren