Event

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 8:00pm

Cinema Orange Film Series: Sol Lewitt

Now in it's tenth season celebrating the cinematic works of emerging and established independent filmmakers, OCMA and the Newport Beach Film Festival present the 2014 Cinema Orange film series. Films will explore art, design and cultural icons. Interactive question and answer sessions with filmmakers will follow select screenings.

Cinema Orange is organized by Leslie Feibleman, director of special programs and community cinema, Newport Beach Film Festival.

8 pm Film | Screening in auditorium: Sol Lewitt
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Food truck onsite: Soho Taco

(2013, Documentary, The Netherlands, 72 minutes)

Directed by Chris Teerink  

"Conceptual artists leap to conclusions logic cannot reach," Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) said in a rare audio-interview from 1974. Notoriously camera-shy, Lewitt refused awards and rarely granted interviews. In the first ever documentary about the artist, a work made by Chris Teerink with the blessing of LeWitt's estate, the pioneering conceptual American artist comes alive.

Sol LeWitt's artwork often involved simple ideas, communicated simply-often with a set of instructions sent by fax-that generated astounding visual and intellectual complexity. For example, to create Wall drawing #801: Spiral, a white line spiraled down the black wall of a cupola 3.2 miles long. The film documents the piece's 2011 installation in Maastricht, the Netherlands, which takes eight assistants 30 days to complete; when the painstaking work is done and the scaffolding taken away, the result is the transformative.

Using extensive interviews and documentation of artwork installed around the world, Sol LeWitt sensitively explores the artist's work and philosophy.


IMAGE: Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films

Film Trailer