Tree of Knowledge (Elective Affinities IV)


  • Larry Gottheim

  • 1981
    • United States
  • 58 min
  • Colour

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It started with filming the tree. Something was released in that manner of filming seemingly farthest removed from the procedure of the early films. I first thought a simple ordering of this rich material might be enough, something related to Barn Rushes. But the essential feelings and meanings of that filming held themselves back. So I pursued sounds of comparable texture and richness […]  But the film only came into its form-life with the idea of linking this deep-rooted and far-outreaching tree material with that film on paranoia that had fascinated me for many years. (...)
Larry Gottheim

In partnership whith the service cinéma du Musée National d’Art Moderne

Larry Gottheim is a key figure in the history and development of American avant-garde cinema through the 1970s,  born in 1936. In the first period of his work in the early 1970s, the films were made as sequence-shots (continuous or semi-continuous shooting. Constantly evolving throughout his career, his film work gradually transformed into a cinema of presence and observation. While addressing the genres of landscape, diary and found-footage film, Gottheim's cinema is constructed on a direct and sensual experience that collides with complex repetitive structures.

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