BRANCUSI'S SCULPTURE GARDEN AT TIRGU JIU

by Paul SHARITS
1984 / color / sound / 1S / 20' 00

This film is a chronicle of a visit I made in 1977 to Romania to experience three of Brancusi's most famous sculptures: "The Endless Column"; "The Gate Of The Kiss": "The Table of Silence".
These works are in the small, rural town of Tirgu Jiu, not far from the village of Hobitza (where Brancusi was born and spent his childhood).
These works are shown in photographs and discussed as totally autonomous "abstract" sculptures simply placed conveniently around the town; but, in fact, they are also parts of a larger and very specific environmental (and symbolic) motif. Their placement suggests a metaphysical continuum; they span the boundaries of the town and while aligned in a (virtual) straight line, a-1 three cannot be seen from any single point of view, so there is a temporal unfolding as one moves through the town to
experience the relationship.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound magnetic sound
rental fee 93,00 €