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Wildly praised by the nation's top critics, the smash theatrical hit RIVERS AND TIDES is a mesmerizing, poetic and curiously contemplative portrait of revered Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, whose long-winding rock walls, icicle assemblages and other intricate, druidic masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in the wild. Gorgeously shot and edited by director Thomas Riedelsheimer, RIVERS AND TIDES is an intoxicating study of the fragile relationship between man, art and nature.
Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides is a truly beautiful, Scottish-German 2001 documentary about artist Goldsworthy, a Scotsman whose medium is nature itself and whose preferred studio is the outdoors, particularly where water forever flows, rises, and/or retreats. The soft-spoken, secluded Goldsworthy is seen hard at work making ephemeral sculptures out of bits of ice in the trees, or building tall, mysterious cones from loose rock, which stand like spiritual sentinels in forests and on shorelines, overgrown by plants or swallowed daily by high tides. Filmmaker-cinematographer Thomas Reidelsheimer goes to great and sometimes inexplicable lengths to make visual corollaries to Goldsworthy's ideas about underappreciated relationships between light, color, movement, balance, and fluidity of form in the real world, making Rivers and Tides a lively and always surprising cinematic gallery. Some of Goldsworthy's most miraculous natural installations--stone walls that snake through hundreds of feet of forest and stream, for instance--show up in the last half-hour. --Tom KeoghSee all Editorial Reviews
Exquisitely beautiful. This is installation art that does not destroy anything.Published 1 month ago by Patricia N.
Positive review for this excellent 2 disc NEW edition of Andy Goldsworthy RIvers and Tides. Arrived in excellent condition, still in its original wrap. Shipping prompt. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandra Covington
A beautiful piece of work depicting the sculptural pieces of Andy Goldsworthy. Slow, peaceful. Recommended for a soohisticated audience.Published 3 months ago by Evelyn D. Nitzberg
I wish that Andy Goldsworthy had more videos. This continues to inspire me. When my creative energies are low I watch this and find my edge again.Published 3 months ago by Karen Erdmann
I love Andy Goldsworthy and this video purchase was to replace something lent and never returned and so I would have a copy to lend to my students (I am a high school art... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rebecca Swoboda
Very fine film of an artist's special kind of natural work. But it is not for the impatient or those who need action. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JOANNE ROGERS
I have all of Andy's books AND a wonderful Dvd of him working. Real splurges, but abundant inspiration.Published 7 months ago by S. Nelson