Zorns Lemma (1970) by Hollis Frampton

Saturday, February 4, 1984, 8:00 pm

Hollis Frampton: Zorns Lemma and Other Films


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Zorns Lemma, 1970, 60 min.; Maxwell’s Demon, 1968, 4 min.; Surface Tension, 1968, 10 min.; Prince Rupert’s Drops, 1969, 7 min.

Hollis Frampton has been one of the major voices in American personal cinema for the past 15 years. This, the first of two shows devoted to his work, will feature his highly acclaimed masterpiece, Zorns Lemma as well as three earlier short films.

“Frampton’s film is an exercise in mathematical logic in cinema. Or is it mechanical logic?… It’s about alphabet. It’s about the unities of similarities. It’s about sameness. It’s about the unities of similarities. It’s about sameness in a confusion. It’s about logic in chance. It’s about structure and logic. It’s about rhythm.” — Jonas Mekas, Village Voice