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.
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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:21 PM
Subject: [Frameworks] experimental films with philosophical text?
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
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!
K. Leroy Irvis Fellow
Department of Film Studies // History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh
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