Encyclopedia Britannica (1971)Other(s) author(s) : Latham, John, [zuzendari]Uniform titles : Encyclopedia Britannica.(6 minutu) : isila, zuri-beltzezIrudia (mugimenduan ; bidimentsiokoa): bideoaBritannica (IMDb) | Abstract In : John Latham - [London] : Lisson Gallery : LUX, copyright 2010
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This epic stop-frame animation documenting several volumes of the "Encyclopedia Britannica", one page for every frame of film, was made as a performative, process artwork during Latham´s first exhibition at Lisson Gallery, [...]. The final film was subsequently presented as part of "The Wall Show" at Lisson Gallery in January 1971.
A 16 mm Bolex film camera with shutter release was set up on a tripod above the volume being photographed. The operators of the camera were musician, writer and curator David Toop and the owner of the gallery Nicholas Logsdail, who shot frames at quiet moments during the exhibition.
Through a statement included in the exhibition catalogue, Latham suggested that Lisson Gallery would be located "Inside Encyclopedia Britannica" for a period of time during the course of the exhibition. This film thus doubles as documentation of that temporary "relocation". [...]
The film is now part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
For Skoob Tower Ceremony: National Encyclopedias (1966), Latham had constructed towers from volumes of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" and then burnt them. This film attempts, instead, a precis of the entire encyclopedia, with one frame of film for each page: the history of human knowledge becomes an illegible, strobing stream of images.