On View: Hollis Frampton's Winter Solstice

Still from Winter Solstice, 1974, 16mm film transferred to video; color, silent; 32 min., National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Grant for the Acquisition of Films by Living American Film Makers, and Director's Discretionary Fund with Monies Given by the Women's Committee

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)
See the full film schedule on The Collection page.