Friday, November 11, 2011
Jeanne Gang: The Sky's the Limit - hidden documentary debuts tonight on WTTW
It may be short - under 14 minutes - but it's far from filler. For talking heads, there's Blair Kamin, Stanley Tigerman describing the rise of the Chicago skyscraper from the Great Fire to Mies to Gang, Redmoon Theater's Jim Lasko, and - apologies in advance - me. Most importantly, there's lots of Jeanne Gang, herself, discussing her work and thought, and seen in action at Studio/Gang's Bucktown offices. Boyd's photography is sharp and expressive, and the production covers a lot of ground without feeling rushed.
"He was still was wanting us to repeat Aqua, right?" "He was wanting something Aqua-esque, yes."