Breathing Earth - Susmu Shingu's Dream

World famous Japanese artist Susumu Shingu sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place, a wind-powered home, for his long, lifetime dream of Breathing Earth. A film about the wind, the philosophy of a wise person, about art and love and dreams.

Directors

Thomas Riedelsheimer

Country

Germany/UK

Year

2012

Running Time

93 min

Watch the Film

www.breathingearth.de

   

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Breathing_Earth.jpgWorld famous Japanese artist Susumu Shingu sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place, a wind-powered home, for his long, lifetime dream of Breathing Earth. He talks with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the wold uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement. Susumu renders visible the veiled and the unseen and opens to us new perspective.

Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides, Touch the Sound) accompanies this quiet and unassuming man in pursuit of a dream, a quest to create unawareness of our planet, our breathing earthen our human values. Breathing Earth is a film about the wind, the philosophy of a wise person, about art and love and dreams.- “Over the years I’ve realized that one of the persistent subjects of my films is our connection to nature, which, I believe, plays an essential part in defining our human values and needs.”

Screening: June 04, 2013 at David Brower Center.

WINNER: 2013 Green Tenacity Award