Walking on Water

Walking on Water




Genre: Documentary
Italy/USA, 2018, 100'
Director: Andrey Paounov
Walking on Water follows internationally renowned environmental artist – and Paounov's fellow countryman – Christo on his quest to realize "The Floating Piers," originally conceived in 1970 by Christo and his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.


In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, this stunning, site-specific masterpiece – which allows visitors to walk across a great stretch of water, buoyed by polyethylene cubes draped in luminous yellow fabric – was finally cleared to be mounted on Italy's Lake Iseo, which lies at the foot of the Alps. But securing a location proved to be only the first step in a tumultuous process of creative problem solving and prickly negotiations. Walking on Water gives us a rare look into the business of large-scale art production – and the sort of temperament required to bestow unto the world something that feels close to a miracle.



 

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