publication . Book . 2006

Nostalgia

Moore, Rachel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: MIT/Afterall Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In his 1971 short film, (nostalgia) , American artist and writer Hollis Frampton oveturned the conventional narrative roles of words and images. In his account of an artists's transformation from photographer to filmmaker, Frampton burns photographs he had taken and selected from his past along with one found photograph. A calm voice tells a story about an image, but the story is about the following image, not the one shown. Confounding comprehension still further, the narration begins and ends during the photograph's combustion; smoke and ashes get in our eyes while we are trying to make sense of the image and the narration—trying to remember the story that fit...
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