“Without doubt, the sickest joke I’ve ever seen on film.”Hollis Frampton

Often considered an anthropological piece regarding New York City as well as contemporary society, Necrology (1970) is one of artist Standish Lawder’s most well-known films. Produced when Lawder was working within the structural vein of avant-garde filmmaking, it’s an ingenious work of context and framing (literally and conceptually) that startlingly reinvents itself at the point when its steadily ascending progression appears to have reached its ostensible end.