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The Artof Bodybuilding (Babeth van Loo, 1977-2019)

Art of Bodybuilding, The

The Art of Bodybuilding - Arnold Schwarzenegger is a new work made by Babeth VanLoo in collaboration with Eye, consisting of unprocessed, original 16mm material which she shot during the Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding contest in the 1970s. VanLoo filmed Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Mister Universe, around 1975/1976. In her art installation Sculpting the Body she presented him as a living work of art: some of the poses were reminiscent of Rodin’s The Thinker. This art installation is unfortunately lost.

8'20" / HD File / colour and black&white / sound

Prod: Babeth Van Loo  
Scen: Babeth Van Loo
Country: The Netherlands, US 
Completed: 1977-2019
Language: English
Screening format: HD File

Babeth van Loo:
(Selection) Zen and the Art of Peacemaking: Kazuaki Tanahasi (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 2014, feature); Traditional and western buddhism (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 2001, short);
Lydia Lunch: Daughter of darkness (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 1998, short);  Beyond Ordinary Action (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 1982, short); Balls on the Line : Hommage à Joseph Beuys (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 1976, short); Andy Warhol's Unfinished Symphony (NL, Babeth VanLoo, 1975, short)

Distributor: EYE Experimental

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