November 5, 2011 in movies
You might remember that last year, The Anthropologist (Anthropologie’s creative blog) captured the incredible work of land artist Jim Denevan in Siberia.
For the project, Denevan created the world’s largest art work on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia. The results were magical and made a relatively isolated part of the world seem truly magical (read Roxy’s take on the original photo series over at Effortless Anthropologie).
Now, you can view the documentary of Denevan’s, aptly named Art Hard.
I found it to be both a touching and awe-inspiring film of a man’s quest to create an incredible piece of art, battling nature (and sometimes his team) in the progress. Denevan is both distant yet relatable, and you can’t help but be impressed by the scale of his Fibonacci-inspired design. If you like art or inspirational tales (with a bit of laughter thrown in), I recommend you check out Art Hard.
The film premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival on 15 October and is currently available on DVD from Anthropologie for $19.95. You can also purchase a book documenting Denevan’s project (which also includes the DVD) for $65.00.
*Thank you to Anthropologie for giving me the chance to view Art Hard.