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Barbara Hammer: Ecstatic Subjectivity

October 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival & Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents….

Barbara Hammer: Ecstatic Subjectivity
Regarding tonight’s “visually ecstatic works”: Curators K.J. Relth and Mark Toscano wrote, “Using various technical and formal approaches — including time lapse, optical printing, animation, and other material interventions — Hammer has regularly embraced the presence and physicality of film to deeply mine the rapture of subjective vision.”

To screen:
Psychosynthesis (Barbara Hammer, 16mm, b/w & color, 6 mins., 1975)
Schizy (Barbara Hammer, 16mm, originally Super8, color, silent, 4mins., 1968.)
See What You Hear What You See (Barbara Hammer, 16mm, b/w, 3mins., 1983.)
Available Space (Barbara Hammer, 16mm, color, 10mins., 1979.).
Pools (Barbara rbara Hammer and Barbara Klutinis, 16mm, color, 6mins., 1981.)       Our Trip (Barbara Hammer, 16mm, color, 4mins., 1980.)
Place Mattes (16mm, color, 8min., 1987/2018.)
Vever (For Barbara)
(Deborah Stratman and Barbara Hammer, digital, color, 12min., 2018.)
Bent Time Barbara Hammer, 22mins., color, 1984.)

Total running time: 84 mins.

presented as a part of:

Barbara Hammer (1939-2019): In Tribute
Three rich programs or recent restorations and new 16mm prints celebrating the career of Barbara Hammer, the singularly pioneering, lesbian feminist experimental filmmaker, who we lost earlier this year. The three programs – with over 20 works to screen — are but a sampling of this maker’s considerable and exuberant achievement, film and video work demonstrating an ongoing activist sensibility that encouraged an experimentation with the formal possibilities of her media and a representational and politically expansive reach to her subject matter.

Free and open to the public!


UWM Union Cinema
UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States