Acropolis Cinema presents James Benning's measuring change (2016)
measuring change (Dir.James Benning)
Location: Art Share L.A.
Address: 801 E. 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
James Benning in conversation with film critic Neil Young (The Hollywood Reporter) following the screening!
Towards the end of 2015, James Benning made one of his occasional expeditions to Utah, to the place where Robert Smithson's colossal land-sculpture Spiral Jetty (1970) extends out into the Great Salt Lake. The water-level was low, leaving the vast bulk of the Jetty exposed in the crisp air. Hisfilm measuring change captures two thirty-minute periods of that particular day, in the unblinking, unmoving takes that have become his trademarkbeginning at 8:57am and 3:12pm respectively. A belated digital companion piece to his 16mm masterpiece casting a glance (2007), this new film hypnotically contemplates Smithson's art-work in relation to its wider environment and to the humans who walk on and around its gargantuan coils.
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801 E 4th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90013