MARK LOMBARDI - DEATH DEFYING ACTS OF ART AND CONSPIRACY
Documentary, Germany 2011 (79/52 min.)
Director: Mareike Wegener
World Sales: Rise and Shine/Kloos & Co. Medien
A few weeks after the 9/11, an FBI agent called the Whitney Museum of American Art and asked to see a drawing on exhibit there. The piece was by Mark Lombardi. Just months earlier, the artist was found dead in his studio. Although the official cause of death was documented as a suicide, there have been many doubts. Using just a pencil and a huge sheet of paper, Lombardi had created an intricate pattern of curves and arcs to illustrate the links between global finance and international terrorism. This documentary will compose a dense portrait of Lombardi‘s life and work that examines how art can express universal truths that are reflected in our present.
Leipzig Screenings 2011, Max Ophüls Preis 2012, Planete Doc Review Warschau/PL 2012, Brooklyn Int. Film Festival 2012, DocFest Sheffield 2012/UK