Object of this research is the detection of architectural space as it is presented in the cinematographic work of Greek director T. Angelopoulos, and in specifics, the investigation of the element of search as systematic means of organisation of cinematographic space.
This study does not intend to express a cinematographic criticism, but it is an effort of tracing and interpreting territorial elements, which are shaped as result of precise choices at the cinematographic concretisation of the elements of rootlessness, outsideness and search.
Destroyed houses, vague landscapes, spaces that in any case do not inspire familiarity, maintain always a distance from naturalness. A deliberate architecture of the non-intimate and absence is organised methodically in order to materialise in space the element of search.
Angelopoulos’ “empty frame” constitutes a method of concealing space. A persistent silence demonstrates empty spaces, while the sound often refers to places which remain invisible. The use of colour in combination with light, create in some cases ambiguous and indistinguishable spaces, and in others with unnatural harshness. The human body is presented as inflexible, stiflingly limited in internal spaces while simultaneously he seems minute in his relation to the landscape. limits Are raised and in an effort to be crossed and to find a point of balance, to achieve the possession of place, begins a nomadic journey in outcasts. Consequently, the representation of space constitutes for the director, a supreme element he uses to formulate a relationship between human body and experienced environment.