• Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy With Time (2003)

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy With Time

Release Date: January 2nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Andy Goldsworthy's art is supposed to fall apart. He creates large-scale outdoor sculptures and artworks out of natural materials like mud, wood, ice and stone in an attempt to imbue the physical world with a spiritual, ephemeral element. Director Thomas Riedelsheimer follows Goldsworthy as he constructs his art everywhere from upstate New York to his home village in Scotland, and questions the solitary artist about his inspirations, frustrations and artistic goals.

Cast: Andy Goldsworthy

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Roxie Releasing

Keywords: France, Creative, Quest, Engaging, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The film would be more informative if it put Goldsworthy into the broader context of modernist art movements. It's visually ravishing from start to finish, though. show more

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    In its own quiet, voluptuous way, Rivers and Tides, an unpretentiously brilliant documentary, uses the work of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy to open up the hidden drama of the natural universe. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Enchanting documentary that also serves as an animated gallery of Goldsworthy’s uniquely ephemeral art. show more

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