Henry Glassie: Field Work
Inspired by the writings and ideas of American Folklorist Henry Glassie - ‘Field Work’ is an immersive and meditative documentary set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists across Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland.
The process of making something out of raw materials is luminously manifested in sequences which reflect in their measured and attentive approach the actual real time process of making, of the work of hands and of the close attention the artist is bringing to the work.
'Pat Collins’ film immerses audiences in the lives of artists… Like the sculptures and figures that gradually form before one’s eyes, Henry Glassie: Field Work comes alive through a similarly methodical process. Collins begins with scenes that all but resemble raw materials and then the doc slowly, beautifully, reveals a work of art.' - Pat Mullen, Point Of View