Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm  |  $6  | 

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART (2015): TROUBLEMAKERS unearths the history of land art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists who sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desert spaces of the American southwest. The film includes rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative). TROUBLEMAKERS points out that land art was rife with contradiction and conflict, a site where architecture, landscape, sculpture, technology, archaeology and photography converged.

screening with the short film
Oregon Premiere 
A short about “murmurations”: the mysterious flights of the Common Starling. It is unknown how thousands of birds are able to fly in dense swarms without colliding. When a warm winter led starlings to stay in the Netherlands instead of migrating south, filmmaker Jan van IJken seized the opportunity to film one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on earth. 
Directed by Jan van IJken | 2016 | Netherlands | 7 MINS. 

Community Sponsor & Partner: 
Skyline Tavern Project

78 minutes
James Crump