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Breathing Earth

Riedelsheimer’s (Rivers and Tides) subject is Japanese sculptor Susumu Shingu, who pays tribute to nature with hypnotic and playful kinetic works powered by wind and water. Following Shingu around the world in search of a place where art and sustainability can coexist, the film captures his stunning work in its natural habitats—including Japan, Italy, and Mexico—where Monarch butterflies congregate. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Appears in: On Art and Artists

Genres: Documentary

Other Films by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, whose site-specific sculptures and land art redeploy nature’s resources in startling and harmonious shapes and textures, was the subject of Riedelsheimer’s landmark documentary Rivers and Tides (2001). Riedelsheimer returns to find Goldsworthy still engaged in his exploration of the natural world, creating stunning work from Brazil to California