Michael Snow b. 1929
Michael Snow Up Close (1996)
Duration: 44 minutes
Directed by Jim Shedden & Alexa-Frances Shaw
Michael Snow Up Close
Dir: Jim Shedden and Alexa-Frances Shaw
1995 45 min., DVD
Michael Snow Up Close was produced on the occasion of The Michael Snow Project, a major, career-spanning, multi-venue retrospective of the artist. The documentary celebrates the multi-faceted shape of Snow's creative genius, including glimpses of his work in painting, sculpture, film, photo-works, performance, installations, and holography. Discussions with Snow, original documentation of his music and performance work, and excerpts from his avant-garde films, are complemented by interviews with filmmakers Jonas Mekas and Bruce Elder, Snow's dealer Av Isaacs, the architect Eb Zeidler, museum director Pierre Théberge, curator Louise Dompierre, and others. A deliberately conventional documentary about a deliberately unconventional artist.