A Living Space

documentary film

September 12, 2017 , 5:30 PM

[1st Floor]


What happens when young talent crosses paths with finely tuned skill? Director: Jakub Jahn, 2016, 57 min, Czech Republic.

How does art define a generation when it is still being shaped? Jakub Jahn's 2016 movie A Living Space chronicles the 50-day Watermill summer program by artist Robert Wilson.A Living Space is a unique exploration of one summer at The Laboratory for Performance, where each year the visionary theater director and artist Robert Wilson gathers nearly a hundred young artists from all over the world giving them the opportunity to collaborate with a selection of Art world Celebrities such as Jim Jarmusch, CocoRosie, Philip Glass and Daniel Liebeskind. This unprecedented film documentary of 50 days of the Watermill Summer Program, including interviews with Robert Wilson, invited artists and actors, as well as never-seen footage from rehearsals, offering a glimpse of the exceptional creative ferment and the relentless force of expression underlying all of Robert Wilson's works.A series of interviews and progressive shots of theater in transition allow viewers to feel the creative pulse of the artists. The film truly allows one to explore the concept of art being alive in its time.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. RSVP at eventbrite.

Organized by: Czech Center NY