Matthias Müller (born 1961 in Bielefeld, Germany; lives and works in Bielefeld and Cologne, Germany).
Film, shown as video, projection, or monitor, color and, sound; 13 min 52 sec.
“Brasília, the ‘city of hope,’ ‘the ultimate utopia of the 20th century’ (Umberto Eco), is being conserved as a cultural heritage today. It is a place as old as the filmmaker. Segments of amateur footage and of feature films shot on location in the early sixties are inserted in his 1998 travelogue. The utopian city as represented in Vacancy is a place abandoned from its inhabitants, a museum kept alive by its staff only.”
—”#78: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller,” Videoart at Midnight, last modified October 14th, 2016.