Craneway Event, 2009. Film Still.

Craneway Event

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In the film Craneway Event, Tacita Dean, the “great poet of art film” (Guardian), turns her lens on the choreographer Merce Cunningham as he rehearses his dancers in an abandoned car-assembly plant in San Francisco. The result is as compelling for filmmaking aficionados as it is for fans of dance and Black Mountain College, the school where Cunningham once taught. (2009, dir. Tacita Dean, 16mm, color, 108 min.)

Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

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