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Shorts: Defiant Bodies - Celebrating Barbara Hammer

Part of the Time of the Signs Strand


An unquestionable icon of queer cinema, Barbara Hammer has consistently pushed the boundaries of bodily representation on film. From Dyketactics, a candid and playful exploration of lesbian identity, to Vital Signs, a contemplation on the relationship between life and death, this special focus traces some of Hammer's central artistic concerns from the 1970s to the early ’90s. Personal reflections, performative interventions and formal experimentation are woven together in a celebratory tapestry of this singular and daring artist. 

Menses by Barbara Hammer/USA/1974/3 mins

Dyketactics by Barbara Hammer/USA/1974/4 mins

Superdyke Meets Madame X by Barbara Hammer, Max Almy/USA/1975/21 mins

Double Strength by Barbara Hammer/USA/1978/15 mins

Optic Nerve by Barbara Hammer/USA/1985/17 mins

Would You Like to Meet Your Neighbor? A New York Subway Tape by Barbara Hammer/USA/1985/13 mins

Place Mattes by Barbara Hammer/USA/1987/8 mins

Vital Signs by Barbara Hammer/USA/1991/10 mins

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