The Ground

35mm, colour, sound
20 minutes
Cast: Robert Beavers
Filmed in Greece (Island of Hydra)
First Public Screening: International Film Festival Rotterdam, 30 January 2001

“What lives in the space between the stones, in the space cupped between my hand and my chest? Filmmaker/stonemason. A tower or ruin of remembrance. With each swing of the hammer I cut into the image and the sound rises from the chisel. A rhythm, marked by repetition and animated by variation; strokes of hammer and fist, resounding in dialogue. In this space which the film creates, emptiness gains a contour strong enough for the spectator to see more than the image – a space permitting vision in addition to sight.”
(Robert Beavers)