Critical Mass

Hollis Frampton’s groundbreaking experimental film Critical Mass (1971) captures an argument between a couple and cuts it up into a series of rhythmic, repetitive snippets. In this project a live performance of the classic structural film is staged with actors Nick Huff and Emelie O'Hara as the young couple.

PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION

Performers: Emelie O'Hara & Nick Huff

Camera: Amanda Treyz

Sound: Darryl Williams

Producer: Anna Wittenberg

Production Assistance: Nilo Goldfarb

 

Critical Mass, 2012

Performance at Tate Modern,

Featuring Emelie O'Hara and Nick Huff

Original running time: live performance runs approx. 25 min
Excerpt: from performance documentation 2:44 min