Luther Price

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Luther Price is an experimental filmmaker.


Luther Price received a BFA in Sculpture and Media/Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he studied with Saul Levine.[1] Before taking the name Luther Price, he worked under various pseudonyms, including Brigk Aethy, Fag, and Tom Rhoads.[2] He is an experimental filmmaker whose work has been widely screened in the United States and Europe at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. He is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His Super 8mm and 16mm films are usually constructed from found footage [3][4] and often include controversial subject matter - most notably, pornography, surgical footage, and psychodramatic performances [5] - as well as physical interventions into the actual material of the film stock[6][7][8] More recently, he has begun crafting individual 35mm slides that are shown on slide projectors. His work was featured prominent in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Roberta Smith of the New York Times called him "one of the Biennial's stars."[9] Ed Halter selected his Inkblot films as the Best Film of 2011, noting "[the films] struggle through the projector with an unsettlingly existentital corporeality." [10] His films are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco, The Film-Makers' Cooperative in New York, and Light Cone in Paris. He is represented by Callicoon Fine Arts. [11]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Hoberman, J. (February 23, 1999), "Flesh and Fantasy", The Village Voice
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  3. ^ Lee, Nathan (September 18, 2007), "It Is What It Is", The Village Voice, ISBN 0-06-084339-X
  4. ^ Halter, Ed (July 10, 2008), "Recycle It", Moving Image Source
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-12. Retrieved 2013-06-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Halter, Ed (October 27, 2008), "Outward Bound", Artforum
  7. ^ Morris, Gary (July 2000), "Home Movies from Hell: The Films of Luther Price", Bright Lights Film Journal, 29
  8. ^ Mangin, Daniel (November 1, 1995), "Underground Cinema", SF Weekly
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  • Gangitano, Lia; Myles, Eileen (1998), Luther Price: Imitation of Life, New York: Thread Waxing Space, ISBN 1-891027-06-9

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