Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Troublemakers unearths the aesthetic and intellectual motivations behind the land art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. These renegade New York artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. The film casts these artists as iconoclasts who changed the landscape of art forever; revolutionary, antagonistic creatives who risked their careers for radical artistic change and experimentation, and took on the establishment to produce art on their own terms. The film includes rare footage and interviews with Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer. Troublemakers is a beautiful tribute to a great moment in art history.