as part of Community Arts Film Series IV
Community Arts Film Series: Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall camerawork, we watch the artist’s vision unfold, and get to know the man chasing it.
"There's some dry in WALKING IN WATER...there's a fair amount of wet. As for joy, that there is in abundance." - Boston Globe
"It's still possible to gasp at what is shown us in Walking on Water, if only from a logistical standpoint. The massive planning required for such a project is revealed in mind-numbing detail." - Christian Science Monitor
"A no-holds-barred intimate portrait inside the big money art world, from the artist’s perspective." - Film Threat