(2015) Agnes Denes, The Living Pyramid
Socrates Sculpture Park partners with a local public high school, NYC’s Academy for Careers in Television & Film (ACTvF), to document the park’s Exhibitions and Public Programs through a student-created film series. An ACTvF class begins filming in the park each spring and continues through the end of the year to capture both the production and presentation of our exhibitions and programs.
This film is a short piece capturing the production and installation process of The Living Pyramid (2015) by Agnes Denes — a large-scale, site-specific earthwork that spans 30-feet at its base and ascends 30-feet high, created from more than 25,000 lbs of soil, as well as flowers and grasses planted by the artist and community.
The Living Pyramid was made possible, in part, with major support from the David Rockefeller Fund to honor founder David Rockefeller on the occasion of his 100th birthday. The park’s 2015 Exhibition Program is supported, in part, with generous funding from Charina Endowment Fund, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Jerome Foundation, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation, Ronay and Richard Menschel, Ivana Mestrovic, Plant Specialists, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C.; and contributions from our Board of Directors.
These programs are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.