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Sculpture Australia
In sculpture, as in the other arts, Australia has achieved a world reputation in recent years, though often at the cost of losing some of its most gifted artists to other countries. In this film Tim Burstall examines the Australian sculptors working in Australia and overseas, analyzes their attitudes and…
Peter Eisenman: Building Germany's Holocaust Memorial
This documentation chronicles Peter Eisenman's creation of a major public sculpture in the center of Berlin, a soccer-field sized space filled with 2711 concrete stele. The stele are of varying heights, tipping to the left and right on a shifting, undulating ground, reminiscent of a wheat field tossed by strong…
The Cardboard Bernini
"The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he spends 4 years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has made--among many other things--giant 15 foot tall fighting men,…
Master of Modern Sculpture
A three video playlist: Rodin's 1898 monument to Balzac--called the first modern sculpture--undermined the centuries-old academic tradition. His contemporaries infused matter with imagination and meaning. They introduced the defining concepts of abstraction, ambiguity, and metamorphosis that laid the foundation for Modernism. A look at central figures in major movements of…
Historic Site: A Sculptor's View
What is a 'candlepoise'? The Normans' version of a table lamp, of course - according to Stirling Clark, sculptor-in-residence during 1991 at Dover Castle, Kent, England. Clark's brief was to base his own two- and three-dimensional work on aspects of the castle, and to develop and teach programs of art,…
The Genesis of a Sculpture
This film employs a fascinating technique to show the various stages of a sculpture produced by Maxim Adam-Tessier. There is no narration, but the viewer is able to see the sculptor's hesitations, his choices - and his regrets. 'The technique of this research film of great integrity is remarkable. The…
Sculpture in the City - Spoleto
Spoleto is a medieval Italian city, the ancient capital of Lombardy. Each year it has a festival of the arts, and its streets, squares, steps and old buildings are filled with new sculpture; on entering the city the visitor passes under a giant triumphal arch by the American Alexander Calder.…
Submarine
Artist and sculptor Tom McKendrick grew up in the shipbuilding town of Clydebank near Glasgow, Scotland. Submarine was the name of his multi-media exhibition in Glasgow in 1990, and in this documentary he explains his childhood obsession with a device that could 'goe under water unto the bottome and come…
Patrick Dougherty: Twisted Logic
Part of the Series: Artists of Vision Series
Artist Patrick Dougherty, also known as the "Stick Man," is an internationally acclaimed sculptor who has created over 175 site-specific sculptures throughout the world, including "Crossing Over" at the American Craft Museum in New York City; "Toad Hall" at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in California; "Childhood Dreams" at the…
Eduardo Chillida
The fusion of modern aesthetics with Basque tradition in monumental works is what has made Chillida a legendary sculptor all over the world. Using wood stone and iron, he created forms based on his surroundings, thus exposing their sculptural essence. Chillida even inspired the great Heidegger to write "Art and…
Conrad Shawcross
Part of the Series: theEYE
Often using subjects which lie on the border of science and philosophy, Conrad Shawcross's structural and often mechanical sculptures, question empirical, ontological and philosophical systems ubiquitous within our lives. While at first appearing rational and functional, his often complex mechanised systems in the end deny all rational function and so…
Gereon Krebber
Part of the Series: theEYE
Gereon Krebber's proposal for a monumental and expensive aluminium object called Tin won the 2003 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Shot over more than a year, this film follows the creation, casting and placing of the final sculpture. Sitting in the elegant country house garden at Ragley Hall, Tin suggests a kitchen…