Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Andy Goldsworthy - Sculptor

This breif excerpt from the film, Rivers and Tides, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer reveals a glimpse into the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy's sculpture is ephemeral to the mercy of the environment. Time and change are essential elements to the concepts of his work. The majority of his work is outisde and is often only witnessed by the documentation of the peice. The films resolution through the internet is a little unresolved but the shots are tight, the audio levels are excellant, and the shot by shot reveal of the peice Goldsworthy is working adds a nice dynamic to keeping the viewer curious and engaged. The cinematic timing and stillness with the moment of the peice's ultimate fall due to the wind allows the image and action in the frame to speak for itself, and let the power of the moment come through the technology. This economy of using minimal editing suites well for a documentary about a visual artist and their work, letting it be about the subject instead of about the vehicle capturing the subject.

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