August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, the famed large-scale installation artist 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 the piece, 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.
This film is presented by the Key West Art and Historical Society. Watch for more information on a special guest host who will be on hand to introduce the screening.