“This film is about George
Rickey’s sculpture throughout the seasons on the grounds of
his studio in Upstate New York. It shows them in all kinds of weather,
in conversation with the surrounding landscape and light. It is
a film analogy to Rickey’s work, showing his poetry over time.
The film was done with the encouragement of the George Rickey Estate
and Foundation. It captures the body of outdoor works left at his
death on the grounds of his studio before they began to be dispersed
through exhibition and sales. It preserves the poetic harmony of
Rickey’s austere, light reflective geometric elements in conversation
with the ever-changing landscape surroundings of his studio.”
Rickey...Works, you will experience the moving work
of George Rickey as never before… a great body of his work
captured in the environment that inspired him. The simple
truth concerning George Rickey’s sculpture is that photographs
of his work can’t tell the story. His pieces were conceived
with a notion of space, movement and a sense of time.
George Rickey...Works, the artist’s pieces
are given an elegant treatment capturing their movement and
environment and setting it to music.
You explore the unique choreography of steel playing against
the wind… catching the sun… reflecting in the water.
Rickey’s pieces are seen as an infinitely evolving delight
throughout the seasons.
and museums around the globe are acquiring the art presented
in George Rickey...Works. The content of this film
can never be duplicated.
- A serious student of Kinetic sculpture will find this an unparalleled
opportunity to see in depth and in motion, the work of one of
the twentieth century’s greatest sculptors.
- Those unfamiliar with Rickey’s work will have a new world
of beauty and motion opened to them. Fans of the music will,
as Phil Keaggy, one of our musicians,
has said, “Hear the music in a new way.”
- The brief interviews with Mr. Rickey, provided by Academy Award winning
director, Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching
The Void, One Day in September), present just
enough insight from George Rickey to add a human dimension to
the film dedicated to his work.
|producer, director, editor, All
the Right Angles
||associate producer, All the Right
||director of photography
||Rickey interview footage
|Thomas R. Schiff
|RCA Victor Group