Department of Visual Arts and Committee on Cinema and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Judy Hoffman worked as a cinematographer on the HBO documentary “The Gates,” which premiered February 26, 2008 on HBO. The documentary will be available on DVD shortly.
The documentary explores one of the largest public art installations in history: Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “golden river” of 7,503 fabric-paneled gates in Central Park, which was completed in 2005. Antonio Ferrera nd Albert Maysles’ film chronicles the artists’ 26-year commitment to transform the winter darkness of the park into a garden of light and color. Featuring meetings and conversations between Christo and Jeanne-Claude and government officials of the City of New York in the 70s through 2005, “The Gates” chronicles the artists’ unique passion to bring art to the people of New York City. For more information: The Gates.
Hoffman has worked in film and video for more than 25 years. In her work, Hoffman has examined a variety of subjects from domestic violence to labor unions to artists’ lives. Her most recent work is producing the upcoming Travel Channel special “Wright Across America: Chicago,” which will air March 24, 2008, at 7 p.m. The special is part of a series with popular travel show host Ian Wright, who explores the USA and its most popular tourist destinations.
Please visit Hoffman’s profile for more information about her work.