Describing Architecture

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A World Within / SET Collective & S. Mulhall


Risograph Print
420 x 297 mm

A World Within. Notes on Michael Haneke’s Amour
– SET Collective & Stephen Mulhall

This submission explores ideas of memory, place and home in Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012). Haneke shows the lives of an octogenarian couple in their Parisian apartment, the inner world of the apartment and the mental world of its occupants intertwined, with an increasingly ambiguous relationship between its mental and metaphorical landscapes. The apartment itself is an exact replica, in terms of size and decor, of Haneke’s childhood apartment in Vienna.

This essay and drawing were originally published by SET Collective as part of The Everyday Experience at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.