Robert Frank's Aesthetic Triptych
William A. Nericcio
and literature are often left to pursue their
only one medium at a time.
the work of Robert Frank
a singular opportunity to bring together and enjoy
these three dynamic
and increasingly incestuous media
the pages that follow, brace yourself for a
screening presentation, lecture, and discussion
infamous short film Pull My
Daisy, adapted from a play by
Beat poet deities Jack
Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg...
selected Robert Frank photographic
including “Elevator--Miami Beach” and “Television
Studio, Burbank, California.” ...
selected works by Beat poets and writers...
goal of this piece, originally produced for MOPA
in San Diego, was
to see how the aesthetic dynamics of one medium
impacts upon the
of other related media: how, for example, Robert
Frank’s work as a
Americans” evocatively contaminates his
in Pull My
Daisy; or how Beat literary aesthetics
impacts upon Frank’s
as a photographer and film-maker.