Dying For Bad Music (Notes Founds)
Jane Wodening Brakhage and Stan Brakhage
Frames: Panels for the Walls of Heaven (2003) Stan Brakhage
Kurt Kren, 31/75 Asyl, 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
Wencelaus Hollar. Turkish Head. 1600s.
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.
Stan Brakhage’s short film “Reflections on black”
Len Lye. N or NW (1938).
British documentary poem ”Night Mail" from U.K. General Post Office (GPO) short films made between 1936-39
PERSONA - (Opening)