The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
Created & Narrated by Sam Green | Accompanied by Yo La Tengo
Friday, November 7, 7:30pm
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce its one-night-only performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live by legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrates this live documentary on the life of R. Buckminster Fuller-neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor, who is most well-known for his creation of the geodesic dome and has been called an ambassador of the hippie counterculture in spite of his reserved outward appearance.
A modern day Renaissance man, Fuller has referred to himself as "an engineer, inventor, mathematician, architect, cartographer, philosopher, poet, cosmogonist, comprehensive designer, and choreographer." This live documentary, created and narrated by Sam Green, tells the story of Fuller, the prolific creative genius, as he may have liked to have had it told, with the film's images flashing before the crowd in the vast CAC Warehouse on November 7, 2014 at 7:30pm.
"It is a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music."
-Rebecca Solnit, Writer, Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient & Two-Time Recipient of NEA Fellowship in Literature
R. Buckminster Fuller has been hailed as "one of the greatest minds of our times" and was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world's problems. For more than five decades, he developed pioneering solutions that reflected his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does "more with less" and thereby improves human lives. According to the Buckminster Fuller Institute, today there are more than 300,000 of his geodesic domes around the world that include shelters in California and Africa, radar stations in remote locations, and geodesic structures on countless children's playgrounds. After Fuller's death, when chemists discovered that the atoms of a recently discovered carbon molecule were arrayed in a structure similar to a geodesic dome, they named the molecule "buckminsterfullerene."
Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco and New York. He's made many movies including most recently The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a live cinematic collaboration with the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. His documentary The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award and included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals), and James McNew (bass, vocals).
Advance Tickets: $35 General Admission | $25 CAC Members
Day of Show: $40 General Admission | $30 CAC Members
Seating is limited | Buy Online: cacno.org | Buy at CAC Box Office: 504.528.3800
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