Ben –

You may wish to look at Hollis Frampton’s Zorn’s Lemma (the final section) – 
which references (however obliquely) the 11th C philosopher Robert Grosseteste, 
a medieval cosmologist and philosopher who wrote “On light and the beginning of 
forms, which was meant to offer a metaphor of the visible/tangible world as an 
symbol of the spiritual world.

                ~ sarah

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Ben Ogrodnik
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:21 PM
Subject: [Frameworks] experimental films with philosophical text?

Hi all,
Can you recommend to me any experimental, avant-garde films that examine key 
works/thinkers of Western continental or analytical philosophy?

The type of film I'm interested in is not a film that can be analyzed through a 
philosophical lens, but rather one in which a philosophical text makes some 
kind of direct appearance (through a quotation, intertitle, etc.) For instance, 
one example might be the 16mm film Valley Fever by Stephanie Beroes, 1986, 
which features a woman reading lengthy excerpts from Maurice Merleau-Ponty's 
phenomenological thought.
I am currently working on a list of experimental films united by a common 
interest in visualizing philosophical texts.  Alas, this subfield is not my 
main area of expertise, so your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Ben Ogrodnik
PhD student
K. Leroy Irvis Fellow
Department of Film Studies // History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh<>
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