We are honored to have experimental filmmaker and visual artist, Barbara Hammer visiting us this week as part of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology New Media Colloquia Series. On Monday, March 4, she'll be screening some of her experimental work and discussing the politics of queer experimental cinema. She'll also be visiting our Documentary course for one-on-one interaction with our students.
Hammer was honored with major retrospectives at The Tate Modern, London and Jeu de Paume, Paris. MOMA presented a retrospective of 44 different films in 2011. Hammer's work reveals and celebrates marginalized peoples whose stories have not been told. Her cinema is multi-leveled and engages an audience viscerally and intellectually with the goal of activating them to make social change. Her trilogy of documentary film essays on lesbian and gay history has received numerous awards: Nitrate Kisses (1992), Tender Fictions (1995), History Lessons, (2000). Recent films, A Horse Is Not A Metaphor (2009), Generations (2010) and Maya Deren’s Sink (2011) were awarded Teddy Awards for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festivals. For more information: www.barbarahammer.com