How much does your building weigh Mr. Foster?

How much does your building weigh Mr. Foster?

Produced by Elena Ochoa’s production company Art Commissioners, the film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects Norman Foster and his quest to improve the quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and early influences inspired the design of Foster’s emblematic buildings.

The Financial Times described the film under the heading 'The best of the Berlin Film Festival': "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?, directed by Norberto López and Carlos Carcas, is a skilful if more conventional voyage around aesthetics. The filmed images of Norman Foster’s buildings are sensational."

Thomas Manss & Company collaborated with Art Commissioners on the title sequence for the film and created all promotional materials for the Premiere at the Berlinale 2010. These included the film poster, press folder and sample DVD as well as the Art Commissioners website that features the film.

Client information

Art Commissioners

Art Commissioners is a consultancy to the world of arts. It advises corporate clients and collectors, curates exhibitions and creates publications, films and events internationally.

From its European base the consultancy embraces a global network that includes artists, museum curators, directors of Art Fairs, events and private galleries.

Art Commissioners has been responsible for commissioning site-specific works by leading contemporary artists such as Richard Serra, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Anish Kapoor and Cai Guo-Qiang, among others.

In collaboration with its sister company, Ivorypress, it has curated major exhibitions such as the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale of 2006 and has acted as consultants in the Blood on Paper exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which explored the concept of artists books from the early twentieth century to the present-day.