Larry Gottheim

Larry
Gottheim

“"Gottheim's Cinema is a quest of origins. The films elaborate a response to the fictions of our world, the construction of images and sounds, the repeating cycles of life and nature. The profoundness of Gottheim's act is to elaborate a body of work outside of fashion and within a search for an authentic language of cinematic discourse." - John Hanhardt, on the occasion of the presentation of the full "Elective Affinities" cycle at the Whitney Museum, 1981”

Larry Gottheim is a key figure in the history and development of American avant-garde cinema through the 1970's. His work often shares the simple structure of the earliest films but also relate ...

Films

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    Harmonica
    Experimental

    Harmonica
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 10.5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
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    Blues
    Experimental

    Blues
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 8.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Corn
    Experimental

    Corn
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 10.5 min
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    Fog Line
    Experimental

    Fog Line
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Barn Rushes
    Experimental

    Barn Rushes
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 34 min
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    Doorway
    Experimental

    Doorway
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, black and white, silent, 7.5 min
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    Thought
    Experimental

    Thought
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
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    Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part 1)
    Experimental

    Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part 1)
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, silent, 77 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Mouches Volantes (Elective Affinities, Part II)
    Experimental

    Mouches Volantes (Elective Affinities, Part II)
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, black and white, sound, 69 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Four Shadows (Elective Affinities III) 2 Reels
    Experimental

    Four Shadows (Elective Affinities III) 2 Reels
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 65 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Tree of Knowledge (Elective Affinities IV)
    Experimental

    Tree of Knowledge (Elective Affinities IV)
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 57.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Natural Selection
    Experimental

    Natural Selection
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 35.25 min
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    "Sorry / Hear Us"
    Experimental

    "Sorry / Hear Us"
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    Mnemosyne Mother of Muses
    Experimental

    Mnemosyne Mother of Muses
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 16.25 min
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    The Red Thread
    Experimental

    The Red Thread
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 15.5 min
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    Machette Gillette... Mama
    Experimental

    Machette Gillette... Mama
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 45 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Your Television Traveler
    Experimental

    Your Television Traveler
    Larry Gottheim

    16mm, color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History

Biography

Larry Gottheim is a key figure in the history and development of American avant-garde cinema through the 1970's. His work often shares the simple structure of the earliest films but also relate to minimal, conceptual and process art practices. Gottheim is the founder of the extermely influential and first cinema department in the SUNY system at SUNY Binghamton.