Walking on Water
In honor of Christo's passing our next Rialto Recommends is the 2018 documentary WALKING ON WATER about his Italian project Floating Piers. Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov's documentary chronicles famed environmental artist Christo's first major project after the death of his wife and long-time collaborator Jeanne-Claude. With the help of his logistics team, he overcomes numerous challenges to realize his 2016 masterpiece "The Floating Piers": a surreal yellow floating walkway on Italy's Lake Iseo. The New York Times said "Short on details but long on delight, "Walking on Water" follows the artist Christo as he creates one of his large-scale art installations." While Variety raved "The artist's forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation." WALKING ON WATER is streaming on Kanopy and MUBI or available for a modest rental fee from Amazon, Google, YouTube, Apple and Vudu HERE.