8 Park Row
Greenwich, England SE10 9NF

The first ever UK screening of Hollis Frampton’s monumental film sequence. Hollis Frampton (1936-84) uses Ferdinand Magellan’s epic circumnavigation of the globe as a metaphor for a meditation on the history and language of cinema, and the phenomena of perception.

Originally intended as a 36-hour sequence in which individual titles would be shown on specific days in a calendar of one year and four days, it was left unfinished when Frampton died in 1984. The surviving 8 hours of material, comprising almost 30 films, will be screened over two consecutive weekends, as it was presented by the artist at the Whitney Museum, New York in 1980. Hollis Frampton, one of the key filmmakers of his generation, was also a noted photographer and theorist, whose remarkable writing is published frequently in Artforum and October.

Curated by Mark Webber, Senior Research Fellow, London College of Communication.

Film screening presented in association with LUX

Programme 1 (11 November)
12.00–14.00: The Birth of Magellan
15.00–17.00: The Straits of Magellan I

Programme 2 (18 November)
12.00–14.00: The Straits of Magellan II
15.00–17.00: The Death of Magellan

Times: 12.00–14.00, 15.00–17.00
Fee: £5 each programme

Official Website: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conEvent.1650

Added by foe on July 20, 2007



Secret Cinema blog has an excellent post about the film: http://www.markwebber.org.uk/2007/11/hollis-frampton-magellan.html

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