A wonderful Henri Cartier Bresson documentary – Just Plain Love
Close Up: a discussion with photographer Gregory Crewdson
This is an interesting look at the very cinematic Mr Crewdson, and it’s funny hearing the production manager shout out to the crew not to worry about clearing up the foreground of the shot ‘we’ll get rid of it in post’.
Gerhard Richter ‘Painting’ a film by Corrina Belz
Cai Guo-Qiang – Sky Ladder
I was fortunate enough to see Cai Guo-Qiang’s stunning exhibition at the New York Guggenheim a few years ago. This was the first contact I had with his work and process. The scale and depth of his work is just thrilling to me so I decided to bring this short Art.sy film to your attention. It focusses on the artist’s large-scale gunpowder drawings made by a series of sketches, which are then cut into stencils. Afterwards, gunpowder is applied and the piece is ignited. The moment of explosion is the fantastic conclusion to millions of years of minerals evolving; this meeting of past and present is a key aspect of Cai’s work.