Memory II: Hunger

Collective memories of China's Great Famine reinterpreted for the stage

Two years after Memory I, famed documentarian Wu Wenguang and choreographer Wen Hui are back with a new performance that challenges the boundaries of art to reconnect people to a disappearing past. In the summer of 2009, the pair began work on a documentary film project to chronicle the events that took place during the “Great Chinese Famine” between 1959-1961. By the summer of 2010, …

I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition

$34 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $34 I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition With its impossibly elaborate camera work this cinematic ode to Cuban/Soviet solidarity ranks as one of the most resplendently beautiful works of moving-image art ever created. This three-disc “Ultimate Edition” DVD release is appropriately extravagant, containing feature-length documentaries about the film’s production, its director Mikhail Kalatozov and an interview with Martin Scorcese, all housed …

Quarries

$50 width=”100″ height=”100″ /> $50 Edward Burtynsky: Quarries After 25 years of exploring the impact of industry on our planet, photographer Edward Burtynsky has accumulated a substantial body of work documenting the world’s major quarries. His images of these plundered landscapes are simultaneously beautiful and disquieting. Copies are available for $50 through Amazon. width=”300″ height=”300″ /> Edward Burtynsky: Quarries After 25 years of exploring the …