Frames versus Lapidarium

Collections of film frames have important affinities and similarities with two concepts from art and cultural history. Firstly, the cabinet d'amateur – a collection of images exhibited to a select public (of friends, acquaintances, or "amateurs"), which is one of the prototypes of the museum in the modern sense.

Secondly, the archaeological concept of a lapidarium – the film frame, having been part of a film work, testifies to this work and preserves part of its characteristics. The frame's testimonial character derives from the fact that it was excerpted from a homogeneity.