Screening | Silent Sound Zorn’s Lemma by Hollis Frampton Music by Wooden Cities and Cages
Presented in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel
Friday, July 10, 2015, 9–11 pm
Zorns Lemma is a 1970 American structural experimental film by Hollis Frampton. It is named after Zorn's lemma (also known as the Kuratowski–Zorn lemma), a proposition of set theory formulated by mathematician Max Zorn in 1935. It remains, along with Michael Snow's Wavelength and Tony Conrad's The Flicker, one of the best known examples of structural filmmaking.
The experimental filmmaker Ernie Gehr stated: "Zorns Lemma is a major poetic work. Created and put together by a very clear eye, this original and complex abstract work moves beyond the letters of the alphabet, beyond words and beyond Freud. If you don't understand it the first time you see it, don't despair, see it again! When you finally 'get it,' a small light, possibly a candle, will light itself inside your forehead."
Wooden Cities is both an ensemble and a collective of performers and composers seeking to help increase the performance and awareness of contemporary music in the Western New York area through unique, educational presentations. Formed in July 2011, the group served as a vehicle for director Brendan Fitzgerald to present John Zorn's game piece Cobra. Since that time, the group has grown to include nearly a dozen performers and is constantly seeking new works by new composers while continuing to present works by some of the essential, yet underrepresented composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Special Event | M&T Second Friday
Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:30–8 pm
From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney on M&T Second Friday!