Film Screening: James Florio at Tippet Rise

Saturday, August 3, 2024

The Olivier Music Barn, 4:00 PM


Large-format film photographer James Florio – Tippet Rise’s longtime collaborator and artist-in-residence – presents a screening of the film James Florio at Tippet Rise, followed by a Q&A with Florio and director Jeffrey Peixoto, moderated by architect, editor, and curator Iker Gil. The 17-minute documentary explores the radical landscape of Tippet Rise. Florio originally began to photograph the art pieces but gradually became more and more transfixed with the land itself. Like a cartographer in a silent dream, Florio moves through a stunning landscape, shaped by primeval oceans and eons of time, struggling against the elements to create images of deep expressive power.

Watch the trailer on the films page of our website.

Guests of this event are welcome to arrive early to explore the artwork and spaces located in and around Tippet Rise’s main Cottonwood Campus. Please note, food and non-alcoholic beverages are prepared and sold by Samurai Sue’s Everyday Foods until 2:00 pm.

James Florio is a Montana-based photographer focused on the built environment and the life surrounding it. He works slowly whenever possible, visiting a place repeatedly to gain a greater understanding of it and to deliver a thoughtful and profound interpretation. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Tippet Rise Art Center, working on a long-term project documenting the unique changes of nature, climate, and time in relation to architecture and landscape. He works with an 8x10 camera and large format film for its depth and deliberation.

You can see more of his work in various publications and books, including the recently released MAS Context book: Radical Logic, On the Work of Ensamble Studio; the upcoming: ThirtySix Views of Inverted Portal; the Divisare Book Set: Structures of Landscape- James Florio; Gio Ponti in the American West; National Geographic Traveler, Domus, Architectural Record, Modern in Denver, and others. He was recently awarded the 2022 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.

Jeffrey Peixoto's debut feature documentary OVER THE RAINBOW premiered at True/False and played at festivals internationally. His work has been recognized by MOMA, the Sundance Institute, Independent Lens, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Cinereach, CPH:DOX, and the Austin Film Society among others.