Thursday, February 17, 2011

Films to Captivate Any Artist

Last night at the NW Film Festival, we saw a surprise premier of a short film by Joan C. Gratz, a local animator who developed the use of clay painting in animation. Her newest film, Kubla Khan, based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem is another, worldly dream-scape. Check out this U-tube version of her film- Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

Over Your Cities Grass will Grow
is the main film that we came to see. With dissonant and primordial music, the film explores the manufactured landscapes and monumental installations of German Sculptor Anselm Kiefer at his studio/estate in Barjac, France. It's watching the creative process in action- not pretty but fascinating.


purple bird art said...

Thanks for sharing this video link, Paula - I loved watching it!

Robin Olsen said...

That video is fabulous! Thanks for sharing that. The other films sound really interesting too--I'll be watching for them.