Country: USA, MEXICO, INDONESIA
Run Time: 72 minutes
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has a passion for water that eventually seeped into his creative process. His human castings are beautiful on their own, but when placed on the ocean floor in Cancun, they take on an entirely different purpose. Taylor got his start in graffiti, where he saw how nature eventually reclaims its space. The abandoned buildings he tagged were thick with evidence of this as trees, moss, and grass began to grow all over them. This inspired his underwater placement of the castings. There they became a part of the ocean, forming an artificial coral reef. What began as an art project blossomed into a tool of research for oceanographers, who started using the figures to measure the effects global warming has on our water. It’s an incredible tale that proves art can be vital in solving world issues. ANGEL AZUL’s stunning cinematography and breathtaking views make it easy to understand Taylor’s love for the ocean. Hopefully, his incredible art will help to ensure future generations can enjoy the water, too. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) – E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:45 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:55 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:10 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Film Is Art
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition
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Marcelina Cravat, Jason deCaires Taylor, Mario Sanchez Navarro
This film is presented with the generous support of PAM CERIO DESIGN.