Artists on Artists: 12 Short Films Presented by This Long Century
As an ever-expanding online archive, This Long Century has published hundreds of unmediated personal reflections from artists, filmmakers, and writers over the past fifteen years. This eclectic selection of films by a small group of past This Long Century contributors—including Kelly Reichardt, Albert Serra, Deborah Stratman, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen—foregrounds the long tradition of artists depicting other artists in their work. Through portraits, tributes, and personal responses, these short works by some of today’s most fascinating filmmakers—some of which have never before been shown outside of a gallery or museum setting—create richly inspired feedback loops, offering unique insight into both their creators and subjects.
Directed by Jem Cohen • 2009 • United States
Starring Anne Truitt
Jem Cohen’s portrait of sculptor Anne Truitt features an interview with the artist and footage shot in and around her studios at the Yaddo artist colony and in Washington D. C. Rather than an attempt to depict the art itself, whic...
Directed by Albert Serra • 2013 • Spain
Starring Xavier Gratacós, Albert Serra, Lluís Carbó
Albert Serra pays homage to his cinematic idol Rainer Werner Fassbinder (and his film BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE in particular) in this musical short, which unfolds in an atmospheric nightclub where a singer ...
Directed by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz • 2013 • Puerto Rico
After prolonged incarceration and sensory deprivation, some prisoners experience visual hallucinations filled with extraordinary luminescence and color—visions sometimes referred to as “prisoner’s cinema.” Drawing on the writings of Puerto ...
Directed by P. Staff • 2015 • United States, United Kingdom
Originally conceived as a gallery installation, THE FOUNDATION explores the complex legacy of gay fetish artist Tom of Finland via a portrait of the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles and the community that has formed around it.
The large-scale painting known as the Ngurrara Canvas II is many things to many people. But to Australia’s Aboriginal Ngurrara people it is a map, made from memory, of a place where their ancestors lived for over sixty thousand years and a direct...
Directed by Deborah Stratman • 2021 • United States
Filmed on and around the Great Salt Lake, Mono Lake, and Meteor Crater, Deborah Stratman’s video letter to trailblazing land artist Nancy Holt pays homage to their shared interests in terminal lakes, framed views, monuments, and time.