Experimental Lecture: Barbara Hammer!

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The Experimental Lecture
“Barbara Hammer: The Cinema of the Optic Nerve”
Film, Video, Performance and Conversation

Friday November 16
7 PM Free

Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway
Room 109 (Lobby Floor)

World renowned avant-garde filmmaker Barbara Hammer will talk and
screen films from a movie career that spans forty years. Hammer will
use a performative style that challenges all our assumptions about
what a “lecture” should be, projecting unseen treasures from her own
eExpExarchive as well as her award winning shorts Optic Nerve and Sanctus.


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Barbara Hammer was born on May 15, 1939 in Hollywood, California. She
is a visual artist working primarily in film and video and has made
over 80 works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a
pioneer of queer cinema.

Barbara’s experimental films of the 1970’s often dealt with taboo
subjects such as menstruation, female orgasm and lesbian sexuality. In
the 80’s she used optical printing to explore perception and the
fragility of 16mm film life itself. Her documentaries tell the stories
of marginalized peoples who have been hidden from history and are
often essay films that are multi-leveled and engage audiences
viscerally and intellectually with the goal of activating them to make
social change. Hammer was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Fall 2005
at the Bratislava Academy of Art and Design, Slovakia; she received
the first Shirley Clarke Avant-Garde Filmmaker Award in October 2006
and the Women In Film Award 2006 from the St. Louis International Film
Festival. In February 2007, she was awarded a tribute and
retrospective at the Chinese Cultural University Digital Imaging
Center in Taipei, Taiwan. She lives and works in New York City.