Hollis Frampton: An Interview


1979 | 00:41:47 | United States | English | B&W | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Interviews, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Film or Videomaking, Interview

In the 1960s and '70s, Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) emerged as one of the most important experimental filmmakers, creating structuralist works such as Zorns Lemma (1970), Poetic Justice (1972), and Nostalgia (1973).

In this interview Frampton talks about the relationship between photography and filmmaking as well as the development of his own work from his early days as a poet in New York to filmmaking. He also recalls the friendship and influence of Ezra Pound. "Because the editing process is a kind of gardening process...one has a finite territory which represents a little garden plot which represents the footage that one has and then it has to be nurtured and cultivated," Frampton says in this interview by Adele Friedman.

A historical interview originally recorded in March 1979, edited in 2006 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.

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