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TITLE: Aldwyth Assembled
Director: Olympia Stone

Genre: Art Documentary

Format: HD



Company: Floating Stone

Runtime: 53' minutes.

ID: 440.




Filmmaker Olympia Stone, whose recent ACTUALLY ICONIC, a film on hyperrealist Richard Estes we also distribute, has turned her eye and camera at Mary Aldwyth, the American queen of collages. We visit her extraordinary studio in a tree house on a South Carolina Island and watch her cutting out bits and pieces of printed material to create fascinating work entitled TWINKLE TWINKLE, SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK or CASABLANCA. True to her motto “art is work”, she continues to add on to her THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ZELL, cutting out the illustrations from Zell´s two-volume Encyclopaedic Dictionary given to her by her sister. She also talks very critically about art history and male patriarchy.