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2017

Larry Gottheim: Chant and Dances for Hand (Program 1 of 3)

Larry Gottheim, Your Television Traveler

TURBIDUS FILM #21 presents Larry Gottheim (1936) in person for the first time in Sweden.

This screening is part of a touring programme of Gottheim’s works that will screen across Britain and Europe from the 19 May to 24 June 2017.

To take part of this free event you have to be on the list. Please sign up here (limited number of seats): swarthnas@mail.com

Curated by Daniel A. Swarthnas and Larry Gottheim

Gottheim became, together with Michael Snow and Ernie Gehr, one of the America’s most prominent and leading ’structural’ avant-garde filmmakers in 1960s. From his late-1960s series of sublime ‘single-shot’ films to the dense sound/image constructs of the mid-1970s and after, his cinema is the cinema of presence, of observation, and of deep conscious engagement. While addressing genres of landscape, diary and assemblage filmmaking, Gottheim’s work properly stands alone in its intensive investigations of the paradoxes between direct, sensual experience in collision with complex structures of repetition, anticipation and memory.

Program: Chants and Dances For Hand
Your Television Travel
1991 | 16mm to digital file | color | 15’00
The history of space, the place of mystery, the mystery of trace, the space of history.

Chants and Dances For Hand
1991–2016 | hd | color | 40’00

Introduction and q&a with the filmmaker.

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