Mar 31 -
Jul 29 2012
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: Mar 31 2012
As part of its upcoming exhibition The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area, SFMOMA has commissioned a new documentary by Sam Green entitled “Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area: A Relationship in 12 Fragments (inspired by the Dymaxion Chronofile).” The film will look at Fuller and his relationship with the Bay Area through a series of vignettes, ranging from his proposal to build a domed restaurant at the top of Twin Peaks in the early 1950s to a weirdly lifelike bronze cast of Fuller’s hands that the sculptor Ruth Asawa made in the 1970s. Much of the research, as well as the title of the film, is drawn from Fuller’s self-curated archive known as “The Dymaxion Chronofile,” now located at Stanford University. Green’s film will be presented in the galleries on a wall sculpture––based on Fuller’s Dymaxion Map pictured above––designed by Obscura Digital, a local San Francisco firm that creates custom installations for media presentations.
A related premiere screening of Green’s new film, “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,” will take place at SFMOMA on May 1, 2012 as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.