Filmmaker & Photographer Hollis Frampton

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Today’s Quote of the Day person is Filmmaker & Photographer

Hollis Frampton…


Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) was an American  avant-garde 

filmmaker, photographer, writer/theoretician, and a pioneer of

digital art.


In 1956 Frampton began correspondence with Ezra Pound after

becoming interested in the literary generation of the 1880’s. In

the fall of 1957 he moved to Washington D.C. where he visited

Ezra Pound almost daily at St. Elizabeth’s hospital where Pound

was finishing part of his Cantos.


There, Frampton writes that he was “privy to a most meaningful

exposition of the poetic process by an authentic member of the

‘generation of the ‘80’s.’At the same time, I came to understand

that I was not a poet.” 




In this video, (after a too-long intro), Professor Michael Zyrd

introduces Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena:



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