A Clockwork Jerusalem is the British Pavilion exhibition for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2014. The British Council commissions a new exhibition each year for the Biennale, which alternates between art and architecture. This year's show responds to the theme of 'Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014', and explores how the international influences of Modernism became mixed with long standing British sensibilities. It examines how traditions of the romantic, sublime and pastoral, as well as interests in technology and science fiction were absorbed to create a specifically British form of Modernism.
This film introduces the 2014 Biennale and the exhibition A Clockwork Jerusalem, featuring exhibition curators Sam Jacobs from FAT Architecture and Wouter Vanstiphout from Crimson Architectural Historians.