Mountain Spirits (Shan ling)


Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Wed, Jul 29, 2015 6:00 PM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Thu, Jul 30, 2015 9:00 AM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Avant-Garde Film at Dutmers
Release Year:2014
Runtime:70 min.
Production Country:Taiwan
Original Language:Mandarin
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kuo-Liang Chiang
Chen Singing


Contemporary art enthusiasts should take note of this intensely beautiful and delicately still documentary about Wang Wen-Chih, a Taiwanese artist best known for large-scale installation pieces made only from natural materials like bamboo and rattan. Weaving together materials, memories, and passion into organically dynamic collective space, his majestic works of art capture the spirit of Asian culture. Directors Singing Chen and Kuo-liang offer a rare window into the process of a master craftsman at work. Their evocative and atmospheric portrait is a reflection not only of Wen-Chih’s visually ravishing pieces, but also of his thought-provoking philosophical ideas.