Part I: Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Part II: Sunday, February 28, 2 pm
One $8($6 Walker members) ticket grants admission to both parts of the program.
Introduced by Bruce Jenkins, professor of film, video, and new media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Hapax legomena are, literally, ‘things said once.’ The scholarly jargon refers to those words that occur only a single time in the entire oeuvre of an author, or in a whole literature.”—Hollis Frampton
Gorgeously restored by the Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives, the seven-part Hapax Legomena investigates the potential of film and its relationship between artist and audience. Frampton’s towering achievement poses complex philosophical questions about the nature of the moving image in a manner that can be challenging, revealing, and at times amusing. Introduced by former Walker film/video curator Bruce Jenkins, who was a close friend of Frampton’s and is a leading scholar of his work and editor of On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton. Frampton’s (nostalgia), one of the sections of Hapax Legomena, is featured in the Walker’s new exhibition Abstract Resistance. 1971–1972, 16mm; Part I: 95 minutes, Part II: 110 minutes.