Traces of Time: New American Nonfiction
An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell
Molly Bernstein, US, 2015, 75 min.
unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell
has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced
the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted
admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould.
An Art that Nature Makes details Purcell’s
fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic
skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both
ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.
Followed by a conversation with Rosamond Purcell and special guests.