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Christo: Walking on Water - pre première

Artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude devised the floating artwork The Floating Piers in 1970. In 2013, ten years after her death, Christo started working on the artwork. How did it come about?

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Christo: Walking on Water

In 2013, ten years after the death of his wife and partner Jeanne-Claude, internationally renowned artist Christo decided to realize the artwork that he and Jeanne-Claude had had in mind since 1970: The Floating Piers. Christo gives the filmmaker complete access to the process, from the first beginnings to the completion of his most recent large-scale art installation in Lake Iseo, Italy, near Brescia.

While creating the gigantic masterpiece, Christo and his team are really put to the test, facing logistical nightmares, complex clashes between art and politics, and the pure, impartial power of nature, all filmed with breath-taking aerial shots and fly-on-the-wall cameras. While Christo's beautiful dream is rolled out on the water, his outspoken and temperamental personality takes everyone in. This vigorous, loving documentary is an inimitable journey into Christo's world, sometimes verging on the absurd.