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Friday Film Program Weekend Screening

For the last nine weeks the first edition of Holt/Smithson Foundation’s Friday Film Program has presented a selected moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo and IGTV for twenty-four hours.

This weekend all nine films in the Friday Film Program are accessible on Vimeo, along with introductions by artists Charlotte Prodger, Dorothy Cross, Lee Ranaldo, and Katrina Palmer, as well as by members of the Foundation team.

The screening starts at 12 noon Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico) Friday June 5, showing through Monday June 8 at 12 noon MDT. If you are planning a marathon one-sitting viewing, make sure you have around four and a half hours before 12 noon MT on Monday.

The moving image works can be watched over the weekend in any order, at any time, and as many times as you like.

Both Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson frequently chose film and video as their medium. Above you can see Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson filming at the site of Broken Circle/Spiral Hill using Holt's 16 mm Bolex camera, which she used to create of a number of the films in the Friday Film Program.

The full Program comprises the following works:

April 3, 2020: Nancy Holt, Utah Sequences (1970)

April 10, 2020: Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970)

April 17, 2020: Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1978)

April 24, 2020: Nancy Holt, Revolve (1977)

May 1, 2020: Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Swamp (1971)

May 8, 2020: Nancy Holt, Pine Barrens (1975)

May 15, 2020: Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, East Coast/West Coast (1969)

May 22, 2020: Nancy Holt, The Making of Amarillo Ramp (1973-2013)

May 29, 2020: Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Mono Lake (1968-2004)

Our next digital program will be the first edition of our Tuesday Texts Program. Through June and July we will publish new writing each week on single works by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson in our Scholarly Text series. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson shooting film at the site of Smithson’s earthwork Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, Emmen, The Netherlands (1971)

©Holt/Smithson Foundation, Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York

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Through April and May 2020 Holt/Smithson Foundation invites you to join us for our Friday Film Program.

Every Friday until the end of May we present a selected moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo and IGTV for twenty-four hours. The program starts at 12 noon Friday on Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico), and runs to 12 noon on Saturday.