Hollis Frampton, Nostaglia, 1971 [more info]

Gloria, 1979
Hollis Frampton on Hollis Frampton

I remember when he came to SAIC my first year – did not get it. must look up readings when I am home.

– good source of books,movies, texts, etc, Art Torrents. Closed on 9-7-08 but remains as archive

Definitions of nostalgia on the Web:

  • comes from Greek nostos “homeward journey, return home” and algos “pain” – with the word nostos originally referring to the …
  • homesickness
  • Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!’ ~Owens Lee Pomeroy~
  • longing for something past
  • Nostalgia describes a longing for the past, often in idealized form. Nostalgia may or may not also be known as homesickness. The exact meaning changed over time and today nostalgia isn’t what it used to be
  • (nostalgia) is a 31 minute 1971 film by artist Hollis Frampton (1936–1984). The film is composed of still black and white photographs taken by Frampton during his early artistic explorations which are slowly burned on the element of a hot plate, while the soundtrack offers personal comments on … (film)
  • A bittersweet yearning for the things of the past
  • Arab Image Foundation – Reloading Images

    Akram Zaatari is coming today so I am revisiting the Arab Image Foundation and was led to this review about one of his exhibitions. am esp. struck by this passage – (i added bold)

    • …preservation of documents from the Middle East and North Africa. Zaatari is from Lebanon, a country whose history is marred by both physical annihilation and memory-related erosion, and his artistic practice is bound to a concept of salvaging the past, of preserving documents and collecting stories that contrast with the official state version of history.

    was led to reloading images social network Damascus
    and found artist KAYA. His website

    Reloading Images is a collective of artists and cultural producers. Reloading Images analyzes and investigates images and opinions about the “here” and “there” and the “Orient” and “Occident,” attempting to find means of visualization for these particular themes that go beyond the clichéd and polarized positions of the mass media. Through this, Reloading Images wishes to acquire a differentiated method of observation to view the “Other” as well as the “Self”.
    (project of NewYorkRioTokyo)
    Land(e)scape – image of nature and the nature of the image Read this later in relation to my landscape work.
    The Picture in the Mirror
    Images, Perception and Stereotypes

    witnesses of war

    Farah Nosh
    Canadian photojournalist who has lived in Iraq, Lebannon
    -interesting use of sound on her website- sound runs-look at images at your own pace. people saying something in their own language but unable to understand – much like really knowing what it is like by looking at photographs from war-torn, violence ridden countries.

    Edmund Teske

    got an email today about his archive which made me do an image search.

    Faust, 1936, and the book looks like an open laptop.

    The gods received me into the secret chambers of an exquisite photographic happening, which for me is the high point of purity.
    –Edmund Teske [more from Getty Site]

    I have such clear memories of my workshop – i can see myself driving in my white capri. The smell chemicals in his house. Dark, musty, things all over. The beautiful woman from someplace in Europe who made a pass at me. Hard to say exactly how it affected me but truly took me out of what I know which I needed (and need.)