Images of Infinite Cinema

MoMA Attempts a Total Film

Images of an Infinite Film brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human knowing or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form entirely in the mind of the viewer. Taking as a point of departure avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton’s notion of an “infinite film,” which theorizes an overarching history of all recorded images and likens the universe to an endless film archive, the exhibition suggests a link between the precarious nature of memory, the fragility of film, and the subjective experience of assigning meaning to things in the world.