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36 Ratings

Spiral Jetty

Directed by Robert Smithson
United States, 1970
Documentary, Short


This film, made by the artist Robert Smithson, is a poetic and process minded film depicting a “portrait” of his renouned earth work — The Spiral Jetty, as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake.

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Spiral Jetty Directed by Robert Smithson

Critics reviews

Both elemental and divinely elevated, Spiral Jetty is a sublime experience—art film, art object, cave film, film cave—and accordingly, Smithson’s own writing on his film is some of the most beautiful film prose I’ve ever read.
September 28, 2018
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