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Michael Blackwood


American Art in the 1960s (1972)
The Artist's Studio: Jean Dubuffet (1973)
Claes Oldenburg - The Formative Years (1975)
Philip Guston: A Life Lived (1982)
Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact (1985)
Mies (1986)
Deconstructivist Architects (1990)
Butoh: Body on the Edge of Crisis (1991)
The Sensual Nature of Sound: 4 Composers - Laurie Anderson, Tania Leon, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros (1993)
Louis Kahn: Silence and Light (1995)
Musical Outsiders, An American Legacy (Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and Terry Riley) (1995)
A Conversation With Matthew Barney (2003)
Bernard Tschumi: Architect and Theorist (2003)
A Day with Zaha Hadid (2004)
Bernd and Hilla Becher: Typologies of Industrial Architecture (2007)


Independent documentary filmmaker Michael Blackwood has produced and directed more than 125 films during the course of his career, aiming to create a permanent record of some of the leading figures in the cultural landscape of our time. His main interest is in the areas of architecture, art, music and dance. Coming out of a background of cinema verite, narration is used very sparingly, if at all, which allows the subjects to speak for themselves. This approach makes these documentations meaningful primary source material.