Sam Green & Yo La Tengo in The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets are $30 (plus fees) for general admission and $10 for MDC students with valid identification.
Miami Dade Collegeâ€™s (MDC) MDC Live Arts presents Academy Awardâ€“nominated filmmaker Sam Green with venerated indie rock band Yo La Tengo for an enthralling hour-long â€œlive documentaryâ€ on R. Buckminster Fuller, the inventor, architect, futurist, engineer, and author most famously known for his creation of the geodesic dome. As a progenitor of such issues as sustainability and conservation, Fuller was also a proponent of radical societal change through design and architecture.
MDC Live Arts will present two back-to-back performances of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. Yo La Tengo will provide the live, sonically subtle and richly atmospheric, backdrop soundtrack for Greenâ€™s charismatic in-person cinematic narration as he delves deep into projecting film clips, photographs, letters, and blueprints from Fullerâ€™s immense body of work.
â€œFuller was ahead of his time, the values that his work and life encompassed are directly aligned with the global environmental movement of today,â€ said MDC Live Arts Executive Director Kathryn Garcia. â€œWhether or not people are familiar with him and his design legacy they will be fortunate to experience his lifeâ€™s work through this captivating and creative reflection by Green and Yo La Tengo.â€
A unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller premiered May 1, 2012, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as a part of the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival. The piece has screened exclusively at select art venues, including the Time-Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA.