Exhibition: March 22nd - June 16th 2013
Symposium: Friday March 22 2013
Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona
Insomnia explores the complex relationships that have developed between art and cinema. The show brings together a number of international artists and includes works and installations by Peter Kubelka, Hollis Frampton, Lis Rhodes, Stan VanDerBeek, Ben Rivers, Dan Graham and Stan Douglas.
As part of the exhibition, on March 22 there will be held a symposium with the participation of David Campany, theorist and professor at the University of Westminster in London and author of one of the texts of the exhibition catalogue; Alex Garcia Düttman, theorist and Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London; Antonio Alberto Weinrichter, theorist and associate professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid; Neus Miró, curator of the exhibition, and two of the artists participating in the exhibition, Lis Rhodes and Peter Kubelka, who will offer a presentation on their work and its relationship with cinema.
Xcèntric: Landscape Plus. The cinema of Laida Lertxundi
Sunday, February 10 2013, 18:30h
Xcèntric CCCB, Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona
The cinema of Laida Lertxundi, made in and around Los Angeles, draws out a physical and psychological geography of the area, as well as dismounting cinematographic conventions. This session includes her most recent films and a selection of works in 16 mm by Hollis Frampton, Bruce Baillie and Morgan Fisher, who had a major influence on her work.
- Lemon (Hollis Frampton, 1969, 16 mm, 7 min)
- Footnotes to a House of Love (Laida Lertxundi, 2007, 16 mm, 13 min)
- My Tears Are Dry (Laida Lertxundi, 2009, 16 mm, 4 min)
- All My Life (Bruce Baillie, 1966, 16 mm, 3 min)
- Llora cuando te pase (Cry When it Happens) (Laida Lertxundi, 2010, 16 mm, 14 min)
- A Lax Riddle Unit (Laida Lertxundi, 2011, 16 mm, 5 min)
- Picture and Sound Rushes (Morgan Fisher, 1974, 16 mm, 11 min)
- Farce Sensationelle! (Laida Lertxundi, 2004, 35 mm, 2 min)
As Hollis Frampton's photographs and celebrated experimental films were testing the boundaries of the camera arts in the 1960s and 1970s, his provocative and highly literate writings were attempting to establish an intellectually resonant form of discours
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Cinémathèque québécoise are proud to announce the launch of the Joyce Wieland DVD Box Set. Considered one of Canada’s most respected women artists, Joyce Wieland has an acclaimed international reputation for a unique and impressive body of films spanning three decades, from the early sixties through to the mid-eighties.
Icon of the American avant-garde Hollis Frampton made rigorous, audacious, brainy, and downright thrilling films, leaving behind a body of work that remains unparalleled. In the 1960s, having started out as a poet and photographer, Frampton became fascina
At long last, Criterion has announced the release date and contents of A Hollis Frampton Odyssey, their long-awaited edition of Hollis Frampton's films, rumored to be in preparation since 2010. The edition will be available both in DVD (2 discs, April 10th) and blu-ray (1 disc, April 9th), which comes as a pleasant surprise, since the rumors stated only a DVD edition. The list of works included, all of them newly restored in high-definition, is divided into three parts: his early films, a two selections of the Hapax Legomena and Magellan cycles. In a similar fashion as their Brakhage DVD editions, some films are introduced by an audio commentary and remarks by Frampton. The extras include an interview with Frampton from 1978, the performance A Lecture (1968), read by Michael Snow, and a selection of stills from his xerographic series By Any Other Name. The DVDs/Blu-ray are accompanied by a booklet with an introduction by Ed Halter and texts on the films by Ken Eisenstein, Bruce Jenkins and Michael Zryd.
The London Film Festival has just added repeat screenings of Gustav Deutsch's FILM IST. A GIRL AND A GUN and the HOLLIS FRAMPTON: HAPAX LEGOMENA programme. Tickets are on sale now.
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: ARTISTS’ FILM & VIDEO REPEAT SCREENINGS
London BFI Southbank
Thursday 29 October 2009, at 4pm, NFT2
FILM IST. a girl & a gun
Gustav Deutsch | Austria 2009 | 97 min
Taking its cue from DW Griffith via J-L Godard, the latest instalment of the FILM IST series is a five-act drama in which reclaimed footage is interwoven with aphorisms from ancient Greek philosophy. Beginning with the birth of the universe, it develops into a meditation on the timeless themes of sex and death, exploring creation, desire and destruction by appropriating scenes from narrative features, war reportage, nature studies and pornography. The Earth takes shape from molten lava, and man and woman embark upon their erotic quest. For this mesmerising epic, Deutsch applies techniques of montage, sound and colour to resources drawn from both conventional film archives and specialist collections such as the Kinsey Institute and Imperial War Museum. Excavating cinema history to tease new meanings from diverse and forgotten film material, he proposes new perspectives on the cycle
of humanity. The film’s integral score by long-term collaborators Christian Fennesz, Burkhardt Stangl and Martin Siewert incorporates music by David Grubbs, Soap&Skin and others.
Tickets: £7 / £6 concessions
Thursday 29 October 2009, at 6:30pm, NFT3
HOLLIS FRAMPTON: HAPAX LEGOMENA
Hollis Frampton, a key figure of the American avant-garde, was an artist and theoretician whose practice closely resonates with contemporary discourse. The series of seven films known as HAPAX LEGOMENA is, alongside ZORNS LEMMA, one of his most distinguished achievements, and will be presented in its entirety on new preservation prints. Predating MAGELLAN, the ambitious ‘metahistory’
of film left unfinished by his early death in 1984, HAPAX LEGOMENA traces Frampton’s own creative progression from photographer to filmmaker. It dissects sound/image relationships, incorporates early explorations of video and television, and looks forward to digital media and electronic processes. Though notoriously rigorous, Frampton’s films are infused with poetic tendencies and erudite wit,
sustaining a dialogue with the materials of their making, and the viewer’s active participation in their reception.
‘Hapax legomena are, literally, ‘things said once’ … The title brackets a cycle of seven films, which make up a single work composed of detachable parts … The work is an oblique autobiography, seen in stereoscopic focus with the phylogeny of film art as I have had to recapitulate it during my own fitful development as a filmmaker.’ (Hollis Frampton)
Hollis Frampton | USA 1971 | 36 min
As a sequence of photographs is presented and slowly burned, a narrator recounts displaced anecdotes related to their production, shifting the relationship between words and images.
Hollis Frampton | USA 1972 | 31 min
A ‘film for the mind’ in which the script is displayed page by page for the viewer to read and imagine.
Hollis Frampton | USA 1971 | 16 min
Frampton’s radical editing technique disrupts and amplifies the already impassioned argument of a quarrelling couple.
Hollis Frampton | USA 1971 | 34 min
‘The pivot upon which the whole of HAPAX LEGOMENA turns’ uses early video technology to interrogate the image.
Hollis Frampton | USA 1972 | 36 min
This ‘headlong dive’ from the Brooklyn Bridge to Stonehenge is a burst of exhilarated consciousness.
Hollis Frampton | USA 1972 | 29 min
‘A ‘baroque’ summary of film’s historic internal conflicts, chiefly those between narrative and metric/plastic montage; and between illusionist and graphic space.’
Hollis Frampton | USA 1972 | 11 min
Stripping away content leaves only the frame. ‘People this given space, if you will, with images of your own devising.’
HAPAX LEGOMENA has been preserved through a major cooperative effort funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation and undertaken by Anthology Film Archives, MoMA, the New York University Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, and project conservator Bill Brand.
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