Issue Number: 102
Michael Landy RA is the ‘Out To Lunch’ interview guest in the Spring 2009 issue of RA Magazine. Among other projects, Landy has been working on a documentary on the work of Swiss artist, Jean Tinguely, H2NY. Here is a short extract:
Director: Michael Landy, RA
Producers: Bay Garnett, Daisy Garnett & Nikki Weston
Michael Landy’s documentary charts his fascination with Swiss artist, Jean Tinguely's 1960 art work Homage to New York, the most famous of Tinguely's auto-destruct machines. Having taken three weeks to construct, the machine took twenty-seven minutes to destroy itself in front of an invited audience in the Museum of Modern Arts' Sculpture Garden. Both a celebration and meditation, the film is Landy’s testament to his relationship with Homage to New York. It echoes, extends and reflects on what happened on that rainy night forty-nine years ago. The full-length version of Michael Landy’s film runs for twenty-seven minutes.
The film was supported by the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, Arts Council England & the ICA as part of the BRITDOCART scheme. For more details including information on how to find out about screenings, visit: www.britdoc.org/real_films/film/h2ny