Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents two films in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Robert Smithson’s film on the making of his Spiral Jetty, and James Benning’s beautiful observations of the Jetty after 35 years.
Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson (16mm, color and sound, 35 min, 1970)
casting a glance, James Benning (16mm, color and sound, 80 min, 2007)
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“Benning … [is] a giant of American experimental cinema whose conceptually minimalist works tend to open up vast spaces for reflection.” Dennis Lim, New York Times
“The popular allure of [Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty] was enhanced … by the 16-millimeter color movie he shot of its construction: trucks and loaders lumbering like barosaurs across a prehistoric panorama to his narrative. Cunning and prescient, he grasped that in the modern age a sculpture in the middle of nowhere could have a life separate from itself, through reproductions and other simulacra, which is how most people would see the work.” – Michael Kimmelman, New York Times
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