Hollis Frampton's "A Lecture"

From: Ken Eisenstein (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 26 2009 - 09:23:44 PST

Dear Frameworks,

As some of you may have noticed on Anthology Film Archives’
new calendar, there will be a presentation of a special
version of Hollis Frampton’s “A Lecture” on Saturday March 28th:


In conjunction with this event, we are looking to confirm and
catalog reports that over the years individuals have made
their own recordings of Frampton’s text in order to present it
in the classroom or at public events.

Recall, from the end of “A Lecture,” that:

"For the sake of precision and repeatability, [the man who
wrote the text] has substituted a tape recorder for his
personal presence – a mechanical performer as infallible as
the projector behind us.

And to exemplify his conviction that nothing in art is as
expendable as the artist himself, he has arranged to have his
text recorded by a different film-maker, whose voice we are
hearing now."

If you have created such a recording, or if you have witnessed
such a presentation, we’d love to hear from you with any
details you would care to share.


Ken Eisenstein and Mike Zryd

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