This major survey of Hammer’s work will be launched with the premiere of her new short film, Maya Deren’s Sink2011, a tribute to Deren’s longstanding influence on the artist. The month-long series also includes screenings of early, rarely seen Super-8 films, an evening of expanded cinema performances in the Turbine Hall, an event in response to Hammer’s work by artist Emily Roysdon, and several events featuring artists and speakers drawn from across Europe and North America, who testify to the powerful creative community Hammer has inspired.
“This workshop is for all artists of any medium, including text and sound. A personally developed visualization process using relaxation techniques will release images in the body of the participant. Diagrams, drawings, words and colors will become a “life-size” script score that will be shared. Collaborations of art projects may result from the process. All are welcome! It’s fun!!
In the morning session Barbara will lead participants in a life-size visualization to discover their personal imagery. These images will each be drawn and shared with the group. Following a lunch break, folks will meet again to develop a short script based on commonalities found in the imagery. They will shoot a short HD film together editing in the camera.
Each person will have opportunities to direct and shoot and speak personally with Barbara about their own projects.”
MoMA Celebrates Barbara Hammer, with a month-long Retrospective of the Prolific Artist’s Extensive Body of Work.
Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer’s Newest film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries
September 15-October 13, 2010, The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, 11 West 53rd Street, New York City
A retrospective of works by experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer (American, b. 1939) spanning from 1968 to today, including the world premiere of her new film Generations (2010), made in collaboration with Gina Carducci, will be shown at The Museum of Modern Art from September 15 through October 13, 2010. Hammer is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality, including Dyketactics (1974) and Women I Love (1976). Barbara Hammer is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.