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Casting a Glance
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

James Benning

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

James Benning, Film & kunst GmbH

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Film & kunst GmbH, ADAV

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0005-16C6-0000-Q-0000-0000-X
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Jammes Benning façonne une oeuvre envoûtante entre arts plastiques et cinéma. À travers les variations naturelles subtiles ou spectaculaires, l'histoire d'une eouvre emblématique du land art Spiral Jetty, sulpture de Robert Smithson.

In Casting a Glance one artist pays tribute to another as James Benning offers his filmic paean to Robert Smithson's legendary "earthwork" sculpture, the "Spiral Jetty". With "RR", his homage to the American railroad, the filmmaker brings an era to its close by going back to cinema's roots. Shot back-to-back over a period of two years, these works marked James Benning's farewell to analogue filmmaking and together constitute the profound "last words" on the film medium by one of its most singular innovators. This 2-disc set presents both films together with rare audio interviews, in English, in which Benning recounts the experience of making his "last" films and gives unique insight into his creative methods.

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