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Four chapters, four settlements, four times the same standardized architectural units: the gate, street signs, monuments, statues, concrete flower pots, church and school, sports-ground and tower - filmed with a still camera, with each take lasting 15 seconds. In TOPONIMIA (Toponymy, Argentina 2015) the Argentinian filmmaker Jonathan Perel (*1976) conducts a systematic examination of four planned towns developed on the drawing board in the mid-1970s and built in the northwestern Argentinian province of Tucumán that are still inhabited. They were constructed as part of the military regime's resettlement and reeducation program to monitor members of the armed resistance. Perel's precisely synchronized observation makes visible the violence in the structure and reveals urban planning practice and the giving of names to be repressive measures. (bik) (4.4.)

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