Rare is the artist who can suffuse his work with so much ambiguity and still intrigue. The known career of Stanley Kubrick encompasses an acknowledged 13 movie features, one withdrawn movie feature, several short documentaries, and a myriad number of photo spreads. Controversy surrounded many of these projects. On a surface level, Kubrick seemed willing to alienate the audience for his desired effects.
Close-Up presents an extensive programme celebrating the incredible oeuvre of one of our greatest living avant-garde masters – the New York based artist and filmmaker Larry Gottheim. We’re thrilled to welcome Gottheim to Close-Up to present the world premiere of Chants and Dances for Hand, as well as the full Elective Affinities cycle and a selection of his early films on 16mm – many of which have never been screened in the UK. Gottheim will be in attendance for all of these screenings to answer questions about his work.