Barbara Hammer | HerProcess: Women Filmmakers from Script to Screen

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of Barbara Hammer wearing fedora
Barbara Hammer screens her latest film, Welcome to This House, a documentary about poet Elizabeth Bishop. Q&A with Hammer to follow. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
School of Cinema
School of Cinema
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Barbara Hammer

Hammer (M.A., English, ’63; M.A., Cinema, ’75) is a visual artist who primarily uses film and video in experimental, nonlinear time-based work. Her practice includes performance, installation and digital photography. Thematically, Hammer deconstructs a cinema that often objectifies or limits women and makes these invisible bodies and histories visible. As a lesbian artist, Hammer has found little existing representation, so she puts lesbian life on this blank screen, leaving a cultural record for future generations.


The School of Cinema’s spring screening and master-class series “HerProcess: Women Filmmakers from Script to Screen” showcases three innovative women who have changed filmmaking from in front of and behind the lens. It features public screenings of their groundbreaking films and private master classes with students.


Barbara Hammer

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