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Place, space, and capital: The landscapes of Patrick Keiller


Malpas, J and Jacobs, K, Place, space, and capital: The landscapes of Patrick Keiller, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34, (6) pp. 1132-1149. ISSN 0263-7758 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0263775816654474


Through his three films London, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins, Patrick Keiller has sought, inter alia, to provide an incisive commentary on the neo-liberal social order and the way that the spaces we inhabit are experienced and represented. Keillerís films draw from a variety of sources including: surrealism; political economy; cinematic theory; and architecture. Yet, although there is a considerable body of commentary on his work, there is less analysis that engages in a detailed way with the substance of the work itself - its images and techniques - or with the framework within which it operates. Our aims are twofold: first, to redress that omission here, and especially to attend to what appears to be the divergent character of the most recent film, Robinson in Ruins, when considered in relation to the framework established by the first two Ė a divergence that directly implicates Keillerís thematisation of landscape; and, second, to reflect more broadly on the wider significance of Keillerís films for geography and other critically inspired scholarship.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cinema, Patrick Keiller, space
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
UTAS Author:Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:109908
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-07-06
Last Modified:2018-01-25

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