The Spiral Jetty, film, 36 minutes
The Spiral Jetty is a work of art created by American artist Robert Smithson in three parts: earthwork (1970), film (1970), and essay (1972). Hikmet Sydney Loe's new book includes a reprint of Smithson's essay "The Spiral Jetty," which becomes the basis for an exploration of the film (a transcription of which is also in the book) and earthwork. Loe will read passages from her book that provide information on Smithson's creation of each part of this monumental work, and then engage the audience in a Q&A after the film.
About the Presenter
Hikmet Sidney Loe is a writer and curator who teaches art history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Her work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to Utah’s earthworks. >> www.hikmetsidneyloe.com
The Spiral Jetty (1970)
Estate of Robert Smithson, Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York / Shanghai and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.