Special screenings

Harmonica

Larry Gottheim

1971United States10 minColour

A paean to creative learning and an evocation of the Aeolian Harp, beloved of the Romantic poets.

In partnership with 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.