Breathing Earth: Susumu Shingus Traum
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Breathing Earth is a film about wind, art and love and the philosophy of the wise 75 year old Japanese artist Susumu Shingu. He sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place. The artist talks with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement. Susumu renders visible the veiled and the unseen and opens to us new perspectives.
Producer: Leslie Hills, Stefan Tolz
Screenwriter: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Camera: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Editor: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Stephan Micus: Stephan Micus
Cast: Susumu Shingu, Yosuke Shingu
Carroll Moore / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Art History, Biography, Buddhism, Poetry, Politics / 32 minsNarrated by Ed Harris, this film is a portrait of Catalan artist Joan Miró, who was passionately committed to his native Catalonia and its struggle for independence from Spain. But he also longed to escape into artistic freedom. This tension drove his art in strange and beautiful ways. Miro was by turns influenced by Dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. His changes in styles and subjects also reflected the horrific events of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorship of Franco. This documentary includes original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, interviews with scholars, images of Miro's paintings and sculpture, and archival footage and photos.
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