Wednesday, March 17, 2010
judd the shaker architect
in marfa now mostly to see the landscape (and to clear my head),
but was very taken today by the architecture of donald judd, especially looking at it through the eyes of henry plummer's new book stillness and light: the silent eloquence of shaker architecture.
more to come on the landscape and light of west texas, from the eyes of a western director.
(scouting locations for a new western taking place in the marfa area, and possibly kraków poland, with a limitation of one word every 5 minutes, and each shot not to be less than 4 minutes and not to exceed the length of the film. in addition, 4 animals [as actors] for each actor, on and off-screen violence to be equal. inspired by lonesome dove, john ford, robert bresson and ingmar bergman/sven nykvist, chantal akerman/michael snow/ernie gehr, howard hawks, la monte young and the border trilogy)
1 - 2 : shaker light / minimalism
3 : western
4 : chinati kitchen
5 - 7 : shaker light / minimalism
8 : exterior (military minimalism)
9 : window
10 : untouched building