Original Film Title: EQUILIBRIST (Bauhaus Edition)
Directors Name: Daniel Belton
Writers Name: Daniel Belton
Producer: Good Company Arts
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Country of Filming: New Zealand
Runtime: 5 min 55 sec
The theme of balance was an important one in Paul Klee’s art, and it was a subject which he also emphasised to his students during his time as a teacher at the Bauhaus. Several of his works feature a tightrope walker, and in a lecture Paul Klee stated; ‘The tightrope walker with his pole is a “symbol of the balance of forces.” He holds the forces of gravity in balance (weight and counterweight). He is a pair of scales.’ This film responds to and dialogues with Paul Klee’s lithograph “Der Seiltänzer”.