Solariumagelani (1974) by Hollis Frampton

Sunday, March 1, 1987, 8:00 pm

Hollis Frampton — Solariumagelani


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Hollis Frampton was raised in the romantic tradition of large gestures. His role models were writers like Joyce and Pound, artists whose scope of vision challenged their abilities to the fullest. Frampton’s last, greatest work aimed at nothing less than the totality of human experience. Projected as a 36-hour cycle of films (of which about 6 hours were completed), the work uses the travels of the world’s first circumnavigator as a template for the filmmaker’s ambitions. Each day of the year is aligned with some piece of film. The Solariumagelani were planned for the solstices and equinoxes. These films are fragmentary, rhythmical windows into the physical world, each reflecting Frampton’s feelings about the spiritual fulcrums of the calendar.

Three films: Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice.