GERMANY – 2001 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER
"That rare film about an artist that is, in itself, a work of art, RIVERS AND TIDES Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time is an extraordinary journey into the world and mind of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. A land-artist who uses materials from nature to make site-specific works, Goldsworthy allows the elements to have the last say in his beautiful creations, as his ingenious patterns of wood, leaves, stone and ice move and erode over time.
￼German filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer followed the artist for over a year in several outdoor locations, intimately documenting his improvisational process and capturing the serene spectacle of his works and their delicate changes.
Although Goldsworthy's private and often ephemeral pieces have been documented extensively in still photographs, this remarkable movie uses the artist's own voice to guide usthrough his process and help us "…see something you never saw before, that was always there but you were blind to it."
Winner of the Golden Gate Award at the recent San Francisco International Film Festival, "RIVERS AND TIDES is a sensual and poetic masterpiece." —Richard Peterson.