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Cornish Slate Ellipse by Richard Long

Published: 30 Mar 2015

Film for Tate Media

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Although filmed late in 2011 it was an immense privilege to be commissioned by the Lakeland Arts Trust to shoot Richard Long recreating 2 fabulous installations including this his Cornish Slate Ellipse.  His work has inspired me for decades and to witness him at such close quarters in his full creative flow was a remarkable experience. His energy is truly awesome. The Tate Modern are quite rightly champions of his work and the opportunity to supply my film to Tate Media is a great accolade and I'm hugely honoured.

For those not familiar with Richard's work you have a wonderful surprise ahead of you. The man is an artist to his core. Details right down to the typography used to interpret his work are all crucial elements carefully executed to present the experience. His eye for detail and accuracy are razor sharp and serve to enhance the bigger picture.

Tate Media are putting together a digital timeline presentation where this film will get used. I'll keep you posted on it's publishing date.