Galerie Lelong & Co. celebrated the US theatrical premiere of “Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy”— a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer at Film Forum in New York on March 9.
Director Thomas Riedelsheimer marks his come-back after 16 years of separation from the big screen after the release of his ground-breaking masterpiece film “Rivers and Tides.” Thomas Riedelsheimer is all set now after a successful endeavor at working with the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
“Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy” follows the explorations of Goldsworthy as he navigates through the layers of his world while experiencing and reflecting the impact of the years on himself and his art. For his art, Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work and just about then, the art becomes even more fragile as it churns out the core of personal emotions. The work he strives for with this process evokes emotions that are sterner and tougher. The film goes about capturing the life of the artist and his endeavors incorporating massive machinery and crews for the bigger projects that he tries his hands on. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film is the filmmaker’s way to pay his tribute illuminating Goldsworthy’s mind as he reveals his art.
The film has been presented with support of the Helen Frankenthaler Endowed Fund for Films on Art. It has been produced by Leslie Hills and Stefan Tolz with cooperation and support from The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, Robert Hiscox, Roger Evans and Aey Phanachet, Sakurako and William Fisher, Miel de Botton, John Caulkins and Leslie Hills. The film also features the music by Fred Frith and is being distributed by Mongrel Media.