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Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer

Total Credits at Criticker: 11 (Actor), 17 (Director), 8 (Writer)

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    Evidentiary Bodies (2016)
    Barbara Hammer's first and only multi-channel video installation, that tackles deeply personal subjects of her life. (imdb)
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    Maya Deren's Sink (2011)
    Maya Deren's Sink, a 30 minute experimental film, is an evocative tribute to the mother of avantgarde American film. The film calls forth the spirit of one who was larger than life as recounted by those who knew her. Teiji Ito's family, Carolee Schneemann and Judith Malvina, float through the homes recalling in tiny bits and pieces words of Deren's architectural and personal interior space. (imdb)
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    Generations (2010)
    Generations (2010) - Short Film
    Shooting during the last days of Astroland at Coney Island, New York, the filmmakers find that the inevitable fact of aging echoes in the architecture of the amusement park and in the emulsion of the film medium itself. Editing completely separately both picture and sound, the filmmakers join their films in the middle when they have finished making a true generational and experimental experiment. (imdb)
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    A Horse Is Not a Metaphor (2009)
    The filmmaker, fighting ovarian cancer, stage 3, returns to her experimental roots, in a multilayered film of numerous chemotherapy sessions with images of light and movement that take her far from the hospital bed. (barbarahammer.com)
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    Resisting Paradise (2003)
    Hammer’s 2003 film Resisting Paradise, which deals with the concept of art as a tool of political resistance, was especially fascinating to me. Hammer, who was doing a painting residency in Cassis, France, when war broke out in Kosovo, found herself questioning the validity of art in the face of political conflict and unrest.
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    History Lessons (2000)
    A montage of film clips and stills calling all lesbians to come out and celebrate who they are. Weaving together clips social guidance and classroom shorts from the fifties, a World War II documentary on a fleet of female fighter pilots, advertising films, home movies, snap shots, newsreel footage of an all-women conference held by Eleanor Roosevelt, and even some shockingly graphic lesbian themed "smokers" from the 1920's and 30's.
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    Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions (2000)
    Devotion investigates the extremely complex and hierarchical relationships among a committed group of filmmakers who dedicated up to 30 years of their lives making films for one man - Ogawa Shinsuke. (imdb)
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    The Female Closet (1998)
    In her enlightening documentary, queer director Barbara Hammer unearths the intimate lives of 20th-century women artists to react against the concealment of their sexualities. By revealing their work in a new light, Hammer writes lesbian history, and knocks down the closet door along the way (mubi)
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    Nitrate Kisses (1992)
    Visually structured around four couples making love, one couple at a time; narratively structured around four chapters in lesbian life: older women talking about what it was like in the 30s, 40s and 50s; a look at the hidden eroticism of movies; the repression of gays under the Third Reich; and, the work of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City (imdb)
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    Sanctus (1990)
    Sanctus (1990) - Short Film
    Sanctus is a film of the rephotographed moving x-rays originally shot by Dr. James Sibley Watson and his colleagues. Making the invisibile, visible, the film reveals the skeletal structure of the human body as it protects the hidden fragility of interior organ systems. Sanctus portrays a body in need of protection on a polluted planet where immune system disorders proliferate. (barbarahammer.com)
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    Audience (1982)
    Audience (1982) - Short Film
    Hammer interviews her largely lesbian audiences before and after screenings of her work, capturing their reactions to her radical, erotic, experimental films.
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    Pools (1981)
    Pools (1981) - Short Film
    An experimental work in which two women take turns filming each other as they swim through the pools of William Randalph Hearst's estate of San Simeon.
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    Women I Love (1979)
    Women I Love (1979) - Short Film
    Short experimental film about lesbian love.
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    Double Strength (1978)
    Barbara Hammer interviews a lesbian couple, both gymnasts and performance artists and photographs them doing their routines in the nude.
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    Superdyke Meets Madame X (1976)
    From the first kiss to breakup, Almy and Hammer record their relationship on a reel-to-reel ¾" tape recorder and microphone. Winner of the Louise Riskin Prize at the 1976 San Francisco Art Festival.
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    Dyketactics (1974)
    Dyketactics (1974) - Short Film
    The first lesbian lovemaking film made by a lesbian, Dyketactics reveals Hammer's aesthetic connecting sight and touch. 110 images in 4 minutes make this sensate film a "lesbian commercial". Touch precedes sight ontologically, and, in lesbian perception according to Hammer. (aafilmfest.org)
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    Menses (1973)
    Menses (1973) - Short Film
    A wry comedy on the disagreeable aspects of menstruation where women act out their own dramas on a California hillside, in a supermarket, in a red-filtered ritual of mutual bonding. MENSES combines both the imagery and the politics of menstruation in a fine blend of comedy and drama.
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