The Ground

  • 20'
  • USA
  • 2001
Robert Beavers: 'What lives in the space between the stones, in the space cupped between my hand and my chest? Film-maker/stonemason. A tower or ruin of remembrance. With each swing of the hammer I cut into the image, and the sound rises from the chisel. A rhythm, marked by repetition and animated by variation; strokes, of hammer and fist, resounding in dialogue. In this space, which the film creates, emptiness gains a contour strong enough for the spectator to see more than image - a space permitting vision in addition to sight.' The Ground was filmed on the island of Hydra.
Director
Robert Beavers
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
USA, Switzerland
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
20'
Medium
35mm
Producer
Robert Beavers
Sales
Teminos, Inc