Phantom (Toshio Matsumoto, 1975)
(nostalgia) - Hollis Frampton, 1971
this is a great way to demonstrate the limitations and alternate dynamics of these sorts of film screen-grab series that i like so much on tumblr. Frampton’s work in (nostalgia), in a performative sense, is completely dependent on the delayed narrative soundtrack that alludes to the images which are to follow the ones on screen. so by removing that performative context and placing the images by themselves the images regain their own temporality. in many ways these tumblr posts recreate the memories one might have of a film, but in this case you can see more easliy how those synthesised memories (whether real or not) do not correspond directly with the filmic text but rather the more singular narrative logic of the images themselves. this picture of Frank Stella then gains a different value, becoming almost a visual pun, and refusing nostalgia outright through its own destruction without the personal contextualization that Frampton provides
Images taken from light boxes made by Peter Tscherkassky for a 2008 exhibition at the Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder. Each light box was large enough to display approximately 40 meters (90 seconds) of film; the works represented here are, in order, L’Arrivee, Dream Work (For Man Ray), Outer Space, and Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine. A full press release is available here.
Anonymous said: Hi there, I'm Scott Barley, an experimental/remodernist filmmaker based in the UK. I have recently completed a new audio-visual project with an Italian musician, called Polytechnique. It may be suitable for your tumblr page. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share any of the other films on my vimeo page as well. Take care. Scott. Since tumblr doesn't allow you to include links in a question on tumblr, just add this number: 101533569 after you have visited the vimeo website. Thank you.
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas, 1972)