EQUILIBRIST (Bauhaus Edition) – Daniel Belton

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

Language: No

Runtime: 5 min 55 sec

Film Description: 

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”. 

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