Performance: Sam Green & Yo La Tengo, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
Co-presented with Fusebox Festival
The Contemporary Austin in partnership with the Fusebox Festival present filmmaker Sam Green’s latest “live documentary” project accompanied by the legendary musicians of Yo La Tengo (Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew).
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, 2012, examines Fuller’s remarkable life as a visionary architect, designer, and social critic, most famous for his creation of the geodesic dome. Green draws heavily from the Fuller archive at Stanford, an astonishing collection of notes, letters, blueprints, photographs, films, and ephemera that contains a wonderful record of the utopian thinker and creator’s massive body of work. Yo La Tengo’s eclectic indie rock provides live musical accompaniment to the film and Green’s live narration.
Love Song premiered May 2012 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival and has toured to international venues including The Kitchen (New York City), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Barbican (London), and Wilco's Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA). This live cinematic collaboration comes to Austin for one night and two performances only.