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IFI & EXPERIMENTAL FILM CLUB: RUINS & ENTROPY PART I

curated by Aoife Desmond

The IFI and EFC present the first in a two-part programme curated by Aoife Desmond. 

Ruins & Entropy Part I focuses on two seminal film works by the artist Robert Smithson; Spiral Jetty (1970) and Mono Lake (1968-2004), the latter made with his partner Nancy Holt. These two stunning films document Smithson’s working process, his major land sculpture Spiral Jetty and informal site visits with his friends and partner to the alkaline lake in North America.

Smithson’s critical texts on entropy and ruins have been a huge influence on art and theory since the ‘60s. This programme takes Smithson’s projects and writings as a starting point and explores their relevance for a new generation of filmmakers, who explore and critique the contemporary landscape.

Francis Halsall, co-director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, will introduce the programme.

 

55 minutes (approx. total running time), U.S.A., 1970 & 1968-2004, Digi-beta

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