Donald Judd and I
by Sasha Pirker, Austria, USA 2016, 3'30'
SCREENPLAY: Sasha Pirker   EDITING: Sasha Pirker
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sasha Pirker   DISTRIBUTION: Sasha Pirker

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
 Presented at Lo Schermo dell'arte 2017 

The title of the film indicates a relationship of trust and intimacy. The “I” of the title refers to the voice-over by Marianne Stockebrand, the late Donald Judd’s companion. She tells of their 1988 visit to Austrian architect Rudolph Schindler’s house on King’s Road, Los Angeles.
The camera shows us another space, the White Building in Marfa, Texas, part of the Chinati Foundation, created by Judd and administered by Stockebrand after the artist’s death. The LA room where Donald Judd first discovered Schindler’s furniture, and was moved to buy a whole set, is re-imagined by contemporary director Sasha Pirker, who pairs Schindler’s angular pieces with some of Judd’s first paintings. The exclusive relationship between Donald Judd and “I” becomes a faceted dialogue, which includes the director, but especially between Schindler and Judd. 

Sasha Pirker
Born in Vienna in 1969, she is an artist and filmmaker. She studied Languages and Architecture in Vienna and Paris. Since 2006 she’s taught film, video and art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. 

Selected Filmography
2015 These Walls Were Built by Donald Judd (One chapter, in Texas) 2011 The Face. Storefront for Art & Architecture 2013 Livepan 2011 It Looks Like a Japanese Film 2009 Once at Miracle Mile

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