Ruining Film Undoing Time

Participant·e·s: Johnny Rodger

Ruins in their decay speak to us of passing time and of mortality; but they also expose unfamiliar dynamics of temporality. But why the current day ruinenlust? – And why the current interest in modern ruins? This paper will examine the contemporising effects of the modern ruin by focussing on a relationship between film and ruin at the decaying 1960s St Peter’s Seminary building at Cardross in Scotland.