CELEBRATE THE 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FILM
I met Joseph in 1977. He had invited us, Gianfranco Mantegna, Ruth Russell and myself to DOCUMENTA 6 in Kasel, Germany to speak about the BRIDGING project. We had just climbed the 7 bridges of Manhattan as ART CORPORATION OF AMERICA INCORPORATED with 4 other friends and 30 ground support. The intention was to contribute a new idea to mass media news content by offering creative and empowering stories and images, keep terrorism off the front page for one day. It won Best News of the Year for WABC Eye Witness News.
Upon meeting Joseph I proposed a film about his art to explain it to and American audience. He immediately agreed. We shot the entire film in 21 days while Beuys' Guggenheim exhibition was being installed. It was completed JOSEPH BEUYS/ TRANSFORMER in 1988.