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This Is Montage


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Inspired by a passage from Sergei Eisenstein's Film Form, this film explores relationships between film and language while playfully challenging the Russian filmmaker's theory of film montage... and thus liesbetween a wink and a nod to the master. Also a bit of tongue-in-cheek to myself as aspiring film studies student: had I been a good typist I very likely would never have become a filmmaker.

Text from Eisenstein's Film Form had special resonance for me, having studied the Chinese language while undergrad in Asian Studies (Barnard/Columbia University).

One of the few prints still in existence, complete with dirt and film breaks, is the source for a series of oversized digital prints for gallery exhibition, entitled This is Montage! Exhibited at The Film Gallery, Re-Voir, Paris, 2019. Also: Ten prints from this series were exhibited in a two person exhibition Power/Play, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass/Amherst, 2014.

Selected Screenings and Exhibitions:
Millennium Film Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, 1982
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY, 1982
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1984
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1985
The Films of Holly Fisher, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY [retrospective]
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2010
Power/Play - two-person exhibition at Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass/Amherst, 2014
Film/Stills - one-person exhibition presented by Re-Voir at The Film Gallery, Paris, France, 2019

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