Overhead shot of ornate garden from 'Five Seasons- The Gardens of Piet Oudolf' (2017)
Overhead shot of ornate garden from 'Five Seasons- The Gardens of Piet Oudolf' (2017)
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2017) Thomas Piper

ACMI presents

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Thomas Piper | U.S.A. | | Unclassified (All Ages)
Virtual cinema

Pioneering landscape designer Piet Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space and beauty in a lyrical documentary by Thomas Piper.

An elegant, poignant and unprecedented glimpse into the designer's world and thoughts

Gardenista

After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty and the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through the seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

Piper's immersive and meditative film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England; a garden Oudolf considers his best work yet.

– Roberta Ciabarra; Curator, Film

Format: Digital
Language: English
Duration: 76 mins

When

27 Sep – 31 Oct 2021

On demand

See below for additional related events

Tickets

Rental price

$5

Rent now

Duration

113 mins

Rating

Unclassified (All Ages)

Where

Rent it on our online streaming platform, Cinema 3.

Membership

Experience ACMI in the very best way. Get a range of discounts and invitations to exclusive previews.

Become a member

2021 Seniors Film Festival program

There are no upcoming related events at this time.

From the ACMI Shop

Support your museum of screen culture

You might also like