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Andy Goldsworthy - Rivers and Tides: Working With Time [Blu-ray]

  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In RIVERS AND TIDES, German documentarian Thomas Riedelshiemer attempts to capture the essence of Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural materials to create site-specific pieces which he then leaves to be carried away--or destroyed altogether--by the elements. Goldsworthy is seen at home in Scotland, as well as in Nova Scotia, France, and upstate New York, where he is commissioned to create unique works. A pinecone-like structure made of thick pieces of ice, vibrant, uniformly green leaves stitched together to form a snake which uncoils as it floats downstream, and a hanging fence of twigs painstakingly pinned together are just a few of Goldsworthy's lovely and unique creations. The artist, gentle and amiable, explains as he creates that part of the beauty of his work is that it isn't lasting and therefore he uses photographs to document what he otherwise would not be able to show. RIVERS AND TIDES is able to present the entire process of a handful of Goldsworthy's works including a few which collapse before he is able to complete them. Set to a score by Fred Frith, which marries beautifully to the mesmerizing imagery, Riedelshiemer's beautiful, meditative, and humorous film is a sensory feast.
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Intoxicating and meditative by turns, helped by Frith's minimalist score, this film opens a portal into a singular creative mind..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...RIVERS AND TIDES is a truly beautiful, insightful movie that captures the nature of this artist who forms art out of nature..."
    Box Office

    "...As the film's images accumulate, the movie becomes a sustained and ultimately refreshing meditation on surrender to the idea of temporality..."
    New York Times

    "...[Goldsworthy] brings order to nature, and nature undoes his work. With ice, twigs, leaves, stones, whatever he finds, he makes what comes to mind, as a child plays in nature..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Riedelsheimer's film often has a mesmerizing beauty, and indeed cinema seems the perfect medium to capture Goldsworthy's moving images..."
    Sight and Sound

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