CANCELED - Alternative Cinema: Shorts Program: Barbara Hammer’s Mediated Sensuality
Mediated Sensuality Dyketactics (1974, 4 min)
Double Strength (1978, 15 min)
No No Nooky T.V. (1987, 12 min)
Sync Touch (1981, 10 min)
Vital Signs (1991, 10 min)
Women I Love (1976, 23 min)
Evidentiary Bodies (2018, 10 min)
Total running time: 84 min.
Curated by KJ Relth and Mark Toscano
By the very nature of her multifaceted identity, lesbian feminist filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer (1939-2018) has maintained a formal fluidity in her half-century-long practice effectively unparalleled by any living moving image maker. Beginning with her best-known short, this program highlights Hammer’s playful, unfolding dialogue between corporeality and artistic method. Employing double exposure, optical printing, computer animation, and unexpected structural elements, these six works offer a primer on Hammer’s visual imagination and career-long fascination with the scintillating power of touch.
Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00pm