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Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King

The sculptor Elizabeth King mines the spaces in between classical sculpture and automata; life and t

Overview

Genre
Arts, Portrait, and Biography
Synopsis

Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King illuminates the aesthetic and engineering questions sculptor Elizabeth King puzzles over with an acute sensitivity to both life, and the life-like. Elizabeth King is a quiet iconoclast in the art world. She has created her own genre at the intersection of the classical and automata. An accomplished artist with an eye for the intimate meaning of gesture, King obsessively manipulates her materials to produce pieces that both approximate and challenge the viewer. Consumed by questions of art and automation, King approaches each day in the studio as an opportunity to problem solve on the way to making a piece work. A sought after solo exhibitor, whose work is featured in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, LACMA and the Hirshhorn, King’s individual and group shows punctuate her workaday world that is focused on parsing the distance between the automated and the alive. Her work is informed by a passionate interest in the fabled

Stage
finished
Running time
61 minutes

Credits

  • Olympia Stone ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Fred Story ... Music Composer
  • Jody Becker ... Writer
  • Simone Keith ... Director of Photography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Floating Stone Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2014-2017
Locations
Richmond, VA. New York, NY, Nashville TN

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
RiverRun International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, FIFA, San Francisco DocFest, DocUtah, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Awards
Audience Award, SF Docfest
Distribution
Collective Eye
Language
English

Photos

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