Light Matter is Co-Programmed by James Hansen & Eric Souther
Program Two: Larry Gottheim (Screening & Conversation)
Friday Nov. 4th, 7:30 PM
Light Matter is proud to welcome legendary avant-garde filmmaker Lary Gottheim to the festival for the World Premiere of his new film Entanglement. Following the screening, Gottheim will be in conversation
with Light Matter co-founder and co-programmer James Hansen to discuss his new work, his career,
and to take questions from the audience.
Special thanks to the Dean's Office of NYSCC School of Art & Design at Alfred University, the Divisions of Expanded Media and Art History, and the Institute for Electronic Arts for their support.
Larry Gottheim, USA, 1984, 35 minutes
Radiating from the Darwinian text-fragments outward through the material is much pictorial and spoken signifying text having to do with issues such as communication, translation, dynamics of perception, art, science, isolation and social interaction etc. In a certain sense a meaning does arise from all of this. At the same time the endless groupings and regroupings of material suggest yet another realm of meaning. Finally it is the experience of our own selection of a pattern among the myriad richness of combining materials, superimposed on my own composed pattern, that opens up the real film. LG
Larry Gottheim, USA, 2019, 22 minutes
Material from a documentary about conductor Wilhelm Fürtwangler, material from a graffiti stencil work on a brick wall near where I live, a stencil of a girl writing something on the wall, what she wrote crossed out by another act of graffiti. These are the main elements. Also footage looking down at the water of Pearl Harbor with the ruins of battleship Arizona beneath. It had turned red with age. And some footage from Manchester the morning after the terrorists struck. All composed against a sound piece, a multiplication table repeated in four languages. Everything superimposed. It's not just about what it's about, but also memory, negatives that try to get negated. About music and painting. Politics, longing and regret. Superimposition is the primary device. The doubling and tripling suggest many implications.