Artist Projects

Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling

Premiering at DOC NYC Festival

SVA Theatre
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022
1:15 PM
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Directed by Jennifer Lane, a new documentary about Robert Irwin, entitled Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling, will premiere at the 2022 edition of the DOC NYC Festival.

Renowned experimental artist, Robert Irwin, explores human perception in a world that has expanded the presence of technology. Irwin’s unorthodox style led to a long career and life, including periods as a gambler and a cherished teacher. Through his art, Irwin questions consumerism, technology, and human nature. The film spans Irwin’s early work experimenting with biofeedback, to his immersive minimalist masterpiece in Marfa, Texas, which is a radical ode to the evanescent elements of light and space. – Anita Raswant

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jennifer Lane, David Hollander, Arne Glimcher.

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Director: Jennifer Lane
Executive Producer: Carolyn Pfeiffer, Nancy P. Sanders, David Koh
Producer: David Hollander, Jennifer Lane, Joseph Cashiola, Arne Glimcher
Cinematographer: David Hollander, Joan Churchill, Alan Barker, Joseph Cashiola, Layton Blaylock, Rick Siegel, Jennifer Lane, Rosa Barba
Editor: Jennifer Lane

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