Palindrome (1969)
dir. Hollis Frampton
16mm, color, silent, 22 min.

While working at a photo lab, Frampton found that the waste at both ends  of the rolls of processed film-where chemicals worked on the emulsion  through clips used to attach the film to the machine-produced images far  too interesting to be discarded. For Palindrome, Frampton selected  images which he described as “tending towards the biomorphic,”  resembling abstract surrealist painting. However, the rigid palindromic  structure that Frampton imposes on the images-a motorized sequence based  on “twelve variations on each of forty congruent phrases”-deviates from  the subjective aesthetic of the expressive, demonstrating Frampton’s  interest in the “generative power” of films composed by rules and  principles. (Harvard Film Archive) 

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Palindrome (1969)

dir. Hollis Frampton

16mm, color, silent, 22 min.

While working at a photo lab, Frampton found that the waste at both ends of the rolls of processed film-where chemicals worked on the emulsion through clips used to attach the film to the machine-produced images far too interesting to be discarded. For Palindrome, Frampton selected images which he described as “tending towards the biomorphic,” resembling abstract surrealist painting. However, the rigid palindromic structure that Frampton imposes on the images-a motorized sequence based on “twelve variations on each of forty congruent phrases”-deviates from the subjective aesthetic of the expressive, demonstrating Frampton’s interest in the “generative power” of films composed by rules and principles. (Harvard Film Archive)

Could watch this all day long. Click-through above to UbuWeb to watch.

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