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Hollis Frampton

Born in 1936

Lives and works in Buffalo, United States

Overview

Emerging from the New York Avant-garde film community of the 1960s, experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton was a key figure in developing structuralism, a branch of film theory that investigates and challenges film as a form. Structuralism undermines film’s traditional narratives, instead using the consecutive juxtaposition of shots to form and shape meaning, a technique that Frampton believed is the essence of filmmaking. As well as being intrigued by philosophy and literature and how they shap...Read more