Monday, February 26, 2018
Attention West Marin Arts Community
Artist Film Series
Please join us at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center for a free viewing of the work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, as seen by Japanese New Wave director Hiroshi Teshigahara followed by group discussion.
Hiroshi Teshigahara’s camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926), Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor. Teshigahara suggests the influence of Romanesque churches and monasteries on Gaudí and the influence of the caves and crags of Montserrat, close to Barcelona. Every line of Gaudí’s seems curved, and no surface is without textures. With little narration, the film takes us through Casa Vicens, projects for the industrialist Güell (including the Crypt of the Colònia Güell and Park Güell), Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and Barcelona’s landmark, the unfinished Templo de La Sagrada Familia.
Film followed by a group dialogue. Host: Debra Amerson & Larry Rippee