Critical Mass

Hollis Frampton’s ground-breaking experimental film Critical Mass (1971) captures an argument between a couple and cuts it up into a series of rhythmic, repetitive snippets. Kerry Tribe then stages a live performance of the classic structural film with actors Reed Windle and Jasmine Woods as the young couple. Chloe Abrahams removes the speech from the performance, leaving behind gestures, sounds and breath, echoing Frampton's rhythmic intention.