27 Mar 2014
We have just finished a 10-minute doc entitled INSIDE MOTHERWELL’S DUMPSTER featuring Provincetown sculptor Mike Wright. It’s a spirited collaboration that began in a chance meeting last fall at Provincetown Art Association when Mike mentioned she was thinking about filming her creative process using a tiny GoPro camera strapped to her head. That got my attention!
Mike places herself in the rich tradition of Moon Cussers – Cape Cod pirates who on dark nights used lanterns to lure ships onto the shoals. Mike’s treasure is found painted wood – layers of Provincetown’s history as an art colony and fishing port.
I love the funky aerial point of view from Mike’s camera. I also love some of the intimate audio, inspired by Radio Diaries. After showing Mike how to record sound, I would suggest topics to explore. Mike would then go solo – sitting in her studio, microphone in hand, reflecting on her creative process and this latest sculpture created with wood found in the late Robert Motherwell’s dumpster.