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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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Holt/Smithson Foundation Friday Films — "Swamp" on May 1, 2020

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

Every Friday over the next two months 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), running through to 12 noon on Saturday.

Holt/Smithson Foundation Friday Films — "Revolve" on April 24, 2020

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

Between 12 noon Friday and 12 noon Saturday on Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico), every Friday over the next two months we present a selected moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo and IGTV for twenty-four hours.

Our fourth Friday screening is Nancy Holt’s Revolve (1977). The film will be available from 12 noon MDT April 24 to 12 noon MDT on April 25, 2020.

Holt/Smithson Foundation Friday Films — "Sun Tunnels" on April 17, 2020

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

Between 12 noon Friday and 12 noon Saturday on Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico), every Friday over the next two months we present a selected moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo and IGTV for twenty-four hours.

The film will be available from 12 noon MDT Friday, April 17 until 12 noon MDT Saturday April 18.

Holt/Smithson Foundation Friday Films — "Spiral Jetty" on April 10, 2020

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

Between 12 noon Friday and 12 noon Saturday Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico), every Friday in April and May we present a moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo and IGTV.  

Our second Friday film selection is Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970). The film will be accessible between 12 noon Friday April 10 and 12 noon Saturday April 11 MT.

Holt/Smithson Foundation Friday Films — "Utah Sequences" on April 3, 2020

Starting Friday April 3, Holt/Smithson Foundation invites you to join us for Fridays at the movies.

Between 3pm and 11pm Mountain Time (the time zone of our home base in New Mexico), every Friday through April and May we present a moving image work by Nancy Holt and/or Robert Smithson on Vimeo. 

Our first Friday movie presents Nancy Holt’s Utah Sequences (1970). 

This film will be publicly accessible from 3pm MT to 11pm MT on April 3, 2020.

Nancy Holt and Parafin

We are delighted to announce representation of Nancy Holt by Parafin, London. The partnership between Holt/Smithson Foundation and Parafin marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship. In 2012 Parafin Director Ben Tufnell curated the first exhibition of Holt’s photoworks at Haunch of Venison in London.