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Water Roots: Exclusive screening of Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers & Tides

July 31, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a special screening and panel discussion, hosted by the Loft Cinema in partnership with Sky Island Alliance and University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides is a truly beautiful, Scottish-German 2001 documentary about artist Goldsworthy, a Scotsman whose medium is nature itself and whose preferred studio is the outdoors, particularly where water forever flows, rises, and/or retreats. — Tom Keogh

Click on the image to watch the film trailer on YouTube

The critically acclaimed documentary Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides (2001) is a vision of the natural world molded by currents, driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones, and modified with human hands. A spectacular visual gallery of Goldsworthy’s relationship with nature, this artist painstakingly makes ephemeral sculptures built out of bits of ice in the trees or loose rock, which may be overgrown by plants or swallowed by high tides. His work melts, disintegrates, drifts away due to exposure of the elements of which they are comprised. Goldsworthy’s creations are intentionally mutable works, their temporary nature a part of the work. Filmmaker Thomas Reidelsheimer goes to great lengths to demonstrate Goldsworthy’s ideas about the forgotten relationships between light, color, movement, balance, and fluidity of form in nature, creating a surprising and enjoyable journey through art of the natural world.

It has been a kind of privilege to see the world through this man’s eyes. — Los Angeles Times

Regular Loft Cinema ticket prices will be charged for this event.

Following the film there will be a dynamic community discussion about how we value water. We hope you’ll stay to lend your voice to the conversation.

The panel will be moderated by Arizona Public Media’s Tony Paniagua, and panelists include:

  • Cody Sheehy, Director of Beyond the Mirage, Video Coordinator, UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Catlow Shipek, Founding Member, Policy and Technical Director, Watershed Management Group
  • Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

This event and panel discussion is part of a larger series organized by the Sky Island Alliance and UA Water Resources Research Center. The Water Roots series is a celebration and study of water in the desert highlighting the unique ways that we value our most precious resource. Our region can build a water future that considers water for humans and nature – please join us for upcoming events and show your support. Learn more about the Water Roots series and share your water story here.


July 31, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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