Hollis Frampton (1936-1984)

Hollis Frampton At Binghampton University, Part 1 & 2 (03/11/1972)

1. Part 1
2. Part 2

Filmmaker, photographer and theoretician, Hollis Frampton answers questions and discusses his work-in-progress film cycle known as HAPAX LEGOMENA after a screening at Binghamton University. While HAPAX eventually came to include 7 works, those completed and screened at this show include: (nostalgia), CRITICAL MASS, ORDINARY MATTER, POETIC JUSTICE and SPECIAL EFFECTS. Frampton discusses the meaning of HAPAX LEGOMENA, and his reasoning for using the terminology to embody his films. He discusses the series at length and explains how the various films are related to each other, his background in photography, and "synthesizing illusion". Debates arise with members of the audience and Frampton concerning ideas of expectation, and film as a revelation. Frampton states, "Movies are the opiate of the people."

(3" IPS, 1/4"-REEL 7", PART 1: 1:03:23, PART 2: 1:04:21, TRT: 2:07:44)

Tracks 1 & 2 from Rare Audio from Anthology Film Archives

The Films of Hollis Frampton on UbuWeb Film