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Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Germany 2013 97 mins.

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.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: On Art and Artists



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