Leaning Into The Wind + Pioneer | Stephen Talasnik

The Olivier Music Barn @ 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leaning Into The Wind

Thomas Riedelsheimer

Length: 93 min
Year: 2016
Country: Germany

Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time, director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work, it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

Pioneer | Stephen Talasnik

Taylor Fraser

Length: 6 min
Year: 2016
Country: USA

Pioneer is a site-specific, large-scale wooden sculpture commissioned by Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, from artist Stephen Talasnik. This documentary examines the sculpture’s journey from inspiration to design — problem solving, fabrication and installation. Informed by the space-age architecture of the early 1960’s, it was engineered by Arup and crafted by Gunnstock Timber Frames using yellow cedar from the Northwest United States.  The piece is influenced by traditions of 20th century visionary architecture. In dialogue with the natural setting of a geological “bowl,” the artist examines the influence of exploration on his creative process.