An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

  • Thur Mar 30
    7:00
An Art That Nature Makes

with artist Rosamond Purcell in person schedule permitting

director:
Molly Bernstein
cast:
Errol Morris

The film details acclaimed photographer Rosamond Purcell’s fascination with the natural world and offers insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery. “[Director] Bernstein invites us to see the world through the lens of her subject, to explore the sources and methods that yield such striking and marvelous photographs....There are creatures fished out of formaldehyde, volumes flecked with rot, birds that have been hollowed out and stuffed, household tools battered beyond recognition. The effect of seeing all this is certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid.” (A.O. Scott, NY Times)

website: anartthatnaturemakes.com

Ithaca premiere
format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 15 minutes
release year/country
2016 USA