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FILM SCREENING: EARTHCASTER
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Auditorium, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St.
The documentary EARTHCASTER explores the work of artist Thomas Sayre, whose art-making process blends art and science, and joins the natural and man-made in a sometimes dangerous dance of gravity and grace. Bringing Sayre’s massive sculptures out of the earth is always collaborative, involving whole communities and many individuals who may not otherwise meet.
The art-making process begins with thoughtful conversations among citizens and elected officials about the work they aim to commission and the messages to be conveyed. This experience of give and take flies in the face of the stereotype of the artist as lone maverick or misanthrope. Indeed, when Sayre is most successful, the pleasure of creation is broadly shared and relationships endure.
Q&A with film producers Georgann Eubanks & Donna Campbell and popcorn from Butcher & Bee