*1964 in the USA, live and work in Los Angeles, USA
Stuff I Like Pine Flat, 2005
Courtesy of the artist
Sharon Lockhart (*1964, USA) is internationally recognised for films and photographs that frame the quiet moments of everyday life. Her films emphasise the photographic qualities of the moving image, and by way of the scenes she stages the process of filmmaking itself can be reflected on.
With her 16mm film “Pine Flat” (2005) she carries on the exploration of the formal aspects of film and photography and their interrelation. Set against the backdrop of a rural village in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, the feature-length film and large-scale portraits focus on the community’s youth and the experience of American childhood. The film emerged from Lockhart’s desire to create a vision of youth that is more intimate, yet unspoiled by sentiment. On the occasion of the opening ceremony of Biennale Gherdëina 7, the film will be projected at the hay shed of the mountain farm Pilat, situated 1,525 metres above sea level, to connect childhood and nature with the desire for worldmaking. Another part of Lockhart’s project Pine Flat, the music from the album “Stuff I Like”, performed by twelve-year old Balam Garcia, will be presented at the restaurant Traube.