With director Meredith Danluck.
Directed by Meredith Danluck
Cinematography by Jake Burghart
Editing by Meredith Danluck
Music by John Fraser Carpenter
Cast: Jim Denevan, Caleb Coe, Zachary Handl, Peter Hinson
Running time: 74 minutes
Land artist Jim Denevan journeys to Lake Baikal in southwestern Siberia with one mission: to create the world’s largest work of art.
Atop nine square miles of ice, he and his crew face off against the elements and their own emotional breaking points, hoping to carve their places into the lake’s storied and sacred history. In his quest to venerate a body of water deemed sacred by many in the region, Denevan broke his own record for creating the world’s largest artwork, originally set in the Nevada desert in 2009.
As funny as it is dramatic, Art Hard is a visually stunning portrait about a man’s artistic process, his comedic nature, his struggle to stay sane, and the people who help him do so. Denevan’s Siberian project was commissioned by the ANTHROPOLOGIST, an online space supported by Anthropologie that supports the work of inspiring individuals.
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