Christo

1968 00:12:30 b&w

A portrait of the artist Christo, on the occasion of his passage in Antwerp, where he wrapped up the interior of the gallery The Wide White Space. A short introduction outlines the evolution of his work and his career, focusing on his trademark – wrapping as an art form. Jef Cornelis shows the working process in the Antwerp gallery as a purely aesthetic visual experience, without any commentary or sound. The camera is slowly submerged in the gradual white packing, giving an added dimension to the abstraction of the environment.

Original broadcast date: 10/06/1969

Content:
00’00" Leader. 00’07" Titles. 00’10" Annie Declerck presenting Christo, alternating with photographs showing Christo at work and some projects from the sixties. 03’10" Workmen whitewashing the Wide White Space Gallery in Antwerp. Christo wrapping the interior of the gallery. 11 ’45" Visitors entering the gallery. 12’30"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)







Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Presenter Declerck, Annie
With Christo
Camera van Rooy, Guido
Editing at Studio Reusens
Producer Bekkers, Ludo
Produced by BRT