The film explores Joan Miró’s life and working practice, beginning at his family’s farm in Montroig, Catalonia, a sanctuary for him throughout his life and the source of much of his artistic inspiration. Guided by Miró’s grandson and the curators from Tate Modern, the film visits his complex of studios and workshops overlooking the sea near Palma, Mallorca, where he moved after the Second World War and where he worked prolifically until his death at the age of 93. It includes rare material from films by Pere Portabella and Català Roca of Miró at work, and testimonials from friends who remember him as a remarkably generous and humble man.
‘Joan Miró, The Ladder of Escape‘ runs from the 14 April – 11 September 2011 @ Tate Modern, London.
Music by Emu Masuyama
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Martin Hampton
Executive Producers; Jane Burton and Kate Vogel @ Tate Media