Hollis Frampton : Solariumagelani

10.08.09

Hollis Frampton filming Winter Solstice. Image courtesy of Anthology Film Archives.

Hollis Frampton : Solariumagelani
Screening & book-signing for Bruce Jenkins’ On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton
Thursday October 15, 6 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St, Chicago, IL

Filmmaker, photographer, and theorist Hollis Frampton (1936–1984) is a major figure in the American avant-garde. Ambitious in scope, his films wittily engage with philosophy, mathematics, and science. CATE presents a rare screening of three exquisite yet lesser-known works from 1974: Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, and Winter Solstice. Part of Magellan, Frampton’s unfinished epic film cycle intended to screen over 369 days, these works take on the primordial rhythms and energies of life and death within a pasture, slaughterhouse, and steel mill. Introduced by SAIC professor and Frampton scholar Bruce Jenkins and followed by a book signing of Jenkins’s On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (MIT Press, 2009). This program is part of “Critical Mass: Re-Viewing Hollis Frampton,” a multi-institutional retrospective through January 2010. Visit http://www.saic.edu/cateblog. 1974, USA, 16mm, ca. 95 min.

–via Conversations at the Edge

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