Official website: susan-vogel.com/Anatsui
This vivid portrait of Africa’s most acclaimed living artist was filmed over two years in Italy, Nigeria, and USA. Anatsui’s huge sumptuous wall hangings, made of recycled bottle tops transformed by thousands of hours of labor, created a sensation at the Venice Biennale. Director Susan Vogel, a noted authority on African art, shows the public artist celebrated in Venice; getting supplies in his home town, Nsukka; inside his studio composing artwork with the help of a dozen young assistants. Finally, in his private home, Anatsui talks about a youthful discovery that clouded his life.
TITLE: Fold Crumple Crush: the Art of El Anatsui
DIRECTOR: Susan Vogel
PRODUCER: Prince Street Pictures, New York
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Kpelle Isaac, Accra
DISTRIBUTOR: Icarus Films
RELEASE: April 2011