On View: Hollis Frampton's Winter Solstice
Mon, January 20
On view in the Scaife Galleries January 20–February 16
As part of the Collection component of the 2013 Carnegie International, experimental films from 1950s–70s will be on view in the Scaife Galleries, highlighting the work of the museum’s groundbreaking Film Section over the years.
Filmed at Homestead Steel works outside of Pittsburgh, Winter Solstice is a mesmerizing abstract composition of glowing furnaces, sparks, and molten flows. Frampton came into filmmaking through photography. As a friend, classmate, and later roommate to both painter Frank Stella and sculptor Carl Andre in New York, he began photographing portraits of his artist friends. As he became more interested in exploring ideas of series and sets, he began making films.
“I was born during the Age of Machines.” (Hollis Frampton)