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Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Saturday, April 08, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Vogue Theatre

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Director Thomas Riedelsheimer expected to attend.


On the occasion of the world premiere of Thomas Riedelsheimer's Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy, the festival presents a free screening of Rivers and Tides.

Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy knows that most of his pieces will not last long, because of where he makes them (often in open fields or on beaches) and what he uses—ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone. His work’s transitory nature, in fact, is a central part of the artist’s creative efforts to understand the energy that flows through him and through the natural landscape that nourishes his vision. In this contemplative and insightful film, director Thomas Riedelsheimer shows us Goldsworthy as he works to understand that energetic flow, represented often by water, by wind or simply the passage of the seasons. Both carefully composed and fluid, Riedelsheimer’s film keeps our attention on the artist’s vision and work, giving us room to ponder our own relationship to the energy coursing through the natural world. A superb musical score by Fred Frith evokes, in its spareness, both Mahler and Japan, and deepens our sense of the precarious but beautiful balance Goldsworthy strives for in taking his work “to the very edge of its collapse,” that place where the force of nature hovers like a hawk. —Sid Hollister

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Thomas Riedelsheimer specializes in stories of artists who defy convention and easy classification. His 2012 documentary, Breathing Earth, profiled Japanese sculptor Susumu Shingu, whose works adapt to the wind around them. In 2004’s Touch the Sound, Riedelsheimer hung out with deaf Scottish drummer Evelyn Glennie. Riedelsheimer’s Rivers and Tides won the Golden Gate Award for best documentary feature at the 2002 San Francisco International Film Festival. Among his other honors is a 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland award for Alison Watt – A Painter’s Eye.
Film Details
  • Country(ies): Germany/Finland/UK/Canada
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2001
  • Running time: 90
  • Director(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • Producer(s): Annedore v. Donop
  • Writer(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • Cinematographer(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • Editor(s): Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • Music: Fred Frith

Print Source:
Skyline Productions
10 Scotland Street Edinburgh EH3 6PS
EH3 6PS Edinburgh, UK