My Summer Lair Chapter #127: What Is Field Work?
When watching the documentary Henry Glassie: Field Work take note of how many times you hear the word: amazement.
The slow determined noticing is a rudimentary field work; a way to deepen your experience in director Pat Collins documentary.
I open the interview with an obvious question: is this a documentary about Henry Glassie or is this a documentary about art and artists and making art?
Steadily you see each of those in action like a curated magic trick: established and unknown artists all connected by the compelling impetus to make something; a gradual aesthetic begins to unfold like a languid Sunset.
In the documentary Henry quotes Reverence and Patience as his mandate; almost like a North Star. That mandate couple with an endless curiosity has given this gentle Southerner a broad range of experiences that collectively can only be known as…Field Work.
Host & Photography by Sammy Younan
Recorded: Sunday September 8, 2019 at 3:30pm (at NFB)
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