16mm | 3 min | color | 2023
In an interview in the book "A Critical Cinema" by Scott Macdonald, Hollis Frampton stated that he had created three long films and one short film before releasing his film "Process Red" (1966), which was the earliest finished film he had distributed at the time of the interview. One of these earlier films was titled "A Running Man."
He described it as “…a landscape film that was held together as a picaresque by an unidentified man who ran through the shots, who might appear anywhere in the space, go through it in some way, and exit—all at full tilt”. He mentioned that the film had been “projected to death”.
Inspired by this concept, we decided to create our own version of the film, adhering to the general premise outlined by Frampton. In a nod to the fate of Frampton's film, our version was shot in color reversal and we are projecting the original print.