Hollis Frampton's Nostalgia
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A 56 page text on Frampton's 1971 experimental film.
"In (nostalgia), word and image enter ecstatic time and fail at their normal tasks, instead assuming new indefinable forms and functions. (nostalgia) drifts non-linearly through time as freely as thought, across disjuctions, circularities, and palindromes. Like the vagaries of thought, what appears is autonomous and ambiguous. When we hear descriptions, they are of things we can’t see. When we see images, we are pulled back to descriptions we can’t recall. When we see ashes, we become aware of unanswerable questions and how we are bound to them."