Rivers and Tides [Blu-ray] [2001]

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Overview

Special Features

  • 7 short films including: Storm King Wall, Leaf Horn and Ice Arch
  • Bonus film Snowballs in Summer: featuring thirteen giant snowballs placed on the streets of London, left to melt in the heat of the longest day to reveal surprise packages inside.
  • 45-minute interview: award-winning director Thomas Riedelsheimer discusses his experiences over the year of filming with Goldsworthy.
  • Photo gallery

Synopsis

Rivers and Tides
Documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer shows us Andy Goldsworthy as he creates art in natural settings using natural materials such as driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones. Goldsworthy comments on his "earthworks" and occasionally responds to offscreen questions from Riedelsheimer while he painstakingly builds his outdoors sculptures. With some exceptions, such as a winding stone wall that he built in Mountainville, NY, Goldsworthy's creations are intentionally mutable works. We see how several of them fall apart, melt, or drift away due to exposure to the elements; we also see, for example, a complex structure of interconnected sticks collapse while Goldsworthy is still working on it. Riedelsheimer takes us to Goldsworthy's home in Penport, Scotland, and to a French museum, but the emphasis of the film is on observing Goldsworthy at work. ~ Todd Kristel, Rovi


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