Safe and Its Architecture of Suburban Life

The film Safe (1995) by director Todd Haynes has been described as a “horror movie of the soul”. Although no answers are given, the film raises questions about suburban life, especially its architecture and what is so often dismissed as the invisible threads of modern life. An allegory for AIDS and for New Age promises, the film uses architecture and its cinematic representation in a way that is comparable to Antonioni’s films.

Susanne M. Winterling’s screening and comments on the film were followed by a discussion.

Susanne M. WINTERLING is an artist whose various projects deal with topics of identity and individuality in conflict-laden society. She lives in Berlin.


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