URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN

Ursula von Rydingsvard is a New York based contemporary artist whose work encompasses sculpture and two-dimensional imagery. Born in 1942 in Deensen, Germany, she spent the early years of her life moving between numerous Displaced-Persons camps before coming to the United States in 1950. Her work, rooted in the sculpting of raw cedar, has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the world including MOMA (NY and San Francisco), Art Institute of Chicago, the Venice Biennale, Yorkshire Sculpture Garden (England), Storm King (New York), and the Barclay Center (Brooklyn).

The film tells two stories. One follows a recent commission, a monumental copper sculpture, which turns out to be the most complex and difficult commission of her career to date. The film follows the entire process of construction through installation. The other narrative is her story: her poverty, her survival of abuse and madness, her passion and profound drive to become an artist. This story, told mostly through her voice and writings, is filled out by interviews with colleagues, family members and close friends.
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DIRECTOR AND CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daniel Traub

EDITOR: Ken Kobland
 
COMPOSER: Simon Taufique

PRODUCERS: Daniel Traub, Ken Kobland and Simon Taufique



STATUS

The film, currently in post-production, will be released in Fall 2018.

FILM WEBSITE: ursulafilm.com