The Hedge Theatre

1986-90/2002, 35mm, colour, sound, 19 minutes
Cast: Robert Beavers, Gregory Markopoulos
Filmed in Italy (Rome, Brescia)
First Public Screening: London Film Festival, National Film Theatre, 17 November 2002

“Some years after filming AMOR, I returned to Italy and found the source for a new film in the architecture of Borromini and in a grove of trees with empty birdcages. (A grove of trees, a rocolo, in which hunters would set out cages with decoys, called richiami, whose song attracted other birds.) The buoyant spaces of these cupolas, the sewing of a buttonhole, and the invisible bird hunt are all elements in the sustained dialogue of The Hedge Theatre.”
(Robert Beavers).