In a poetic and visual essay the work of Alexander Calder is the beginning of a journey into the process of making art. Calder, who was the first to set sculpture in motion. Calder, who wanted above all to create an experience, as his grandson Sandy Rower points out.

Three contemporary artists, Rosa Barba, Žilvinas Kempinas and Ernesto Neto all were invited to work as artists in residence in Calder’s huge studio on a hill in the French village of Saché. A very inspiring experience for all three of them.

Director Marjoleine Boonstra explores how elements such as gravity, space, time, sound and music connect them to Calder’s work. How they all relate to nature, using simple materials, fighting gravity, balancing, dancing and celebrating life.

Director and camera: Marjoleine Boonstra
Research and executive producer: Lies Janssen