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For the past few years the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has had some of the most spectacular events in Santa Barbara. A big reason is that they have enlisted the services of architect Britton Jewett to conceptualize and build the sets for the opening galas. While personally I'm not a fan of this year's choice of Clockwork Orange as a theme for a party - were the droogs going to come? - but Britt, working with the architecture students at Orange Coast College managed to create a setting that worked.
[Updated] One of the elements of the set was a mirrored mobius strip. Here's Britt's response to why a mobius:
"The möbius form is a physical reference to Alex's character transformation in the film. In the beginning he is the villain and at the end he is the victim of the state rehabilitation program. The möbius has a form where a single surface maps both the interior and exterior, the inside becomes the outside. The image gallery of movie stills are reflected in the möbius, Alex is seen distorted on the interior and exterior of the möbius following the story and visual style of the film."
Documenting the process here: http://sbiff2012.wordpress.com/
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Need a soundtrack? KCSB's Ted Coe put together a Clockwork Orange playlist for his Freak Power Ticket show this week. Listen here: KCSB
Images by Robert Redfield