This is a 5 minute excerpt of a work created by Lee Anne Schmitt and Rob Mazurek.
The Farnsworth Scores is a cinematic and sonic meditation on Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House located in Plano, IL, created by artist and musician Rob Mazurek and filmmaker Lee Anne Schmitt. Production of The Farnsworth Scores was supported by a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago, IL).
The Farnsworth Scores is an experimental film and musical composition that captures the interaction between humans, nature and architecture at Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth House. With its steel frame and walls of uninterrupted glass, the Farnsworth House stands as a contemplative, sculptural dwelling intended by the architect to frame nature, giving it "a more profound significance than if viewed from outside." The glass, which simultaneously delineates and joins interior and exterior space, acts as catalyst for this expanded dialogue. The film uses this architecture to explore the intimacy of the artistic process against the formal presence of the maker in the natural world.