Paul Soldner: Playing With Fire

Paul Soldner: Playing With Fire

Director: Renee Bergan

Cast: Renee Bergan, Paul Soldner

     
 

As helmed by Renee Bergan, Paul Soldner: Playing with Fire constitutes an overt biographical portrait of modern artist Paul Soldner and an expostulation of Solder's guiding principles. Above all else, Bergan chronicles Soldner's life and times, asserting that he stood at the veritable nexus of two historical trends in pottery: a trend that employed pottery for…  See more details below

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As helmed by Renee Bergan, Paul Soldner: Playing with Fire constitutes an overt biographical portrait of modern artist Paul Soldner and an expostulation of Solder's guiding principles. Above all else, Bergan chronicles Soldner's life and times, asserting that he stood at the veritable nexus of two historical trends in pottery: a trend that employed pottery for utilitarian purposes, and one that treated pottery as fine art. Soldner, Bergan argues, virtually carried pottery into the fine art sphere and thus earned the sobriquet "The Miles Davis of Ceramics." At the same time, Soldner evolved into a teacher among teachers - a Zen-like guru whose philosophies celebrated the importance of flexibility in the life and mind of the consummate artist, and helped teach students the vital importance of embracing "accidents" - inspirational philosophies discussed at length in this film.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
UPC:
0850700001575
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Passion River
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
74,870

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Disc #1 -- Paul Soldner: Playing with Fire
1. Chapter 1 [5:17]
2. Chapter 2 [4:18]
3. Chapter 3 [2:49]
4. Chapter 4 [6:02]
5. Chapter 5 [9:12]
6. Chapter 6 [8:53]
7. Chapter 7 [7:34]
8. Chapter 8 [6:46]
9. Chapter 9 [2:21]
10. Chapter 10 [2:20]
11. Chapter 11 [1:12]
12. Chapter 12 [2:28]

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