Over the river
Christo et Jeanne-Claude
Meetings with sheriffs and park managers, auditions in the government offices in Washington, public debates in high schools, field recognition missions, tests in belows… Over the river shows the long genesis of the project by Christo and Jeanne-Claude to cover some ten kilometers of the Arkansas river with a silver cloth. This genesis was so long that it had time to see a project manager disappear and the project itself will only be seen, at best, in 2012. Twenty years after the first steps. The photographs and the sketches are intercepted with excerpts of Christo’s very full agenda, while the last interview with Jonathan Fineberg sheds light on the difficulty to find sponsors.
• Christo et Jeanne-Claude, Over the river, Taschen/Fondation de l’Hermitage, 2009, 182 p.
Review published in the newsletter #123 - from 5 March 2009 to 11 March 2009