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FILM SCREENINGS

The 1980s: Nature, Science, and Optical Printing

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



Includes the following films:

  • Sync Touch

    1981. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. A lesbian feminist aesthetic connects touch and sight. 10 min.

  • Pond and Waterfall

    1981. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. The film follows the cycle of water as it flows from a pond into a stream, over a waterfall, and to the ocean. 15 min.

  • Tourist

    1984. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. The filmmaker and other tourists circle Paris’s Ile de la Cité on a Bateau Mouche in this examination of spectatorship and perception. 3 min.

  • Optic Nerve

    1985. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Hammer’s first film made entirely using an optical printer evokes the raw emotion of visiting her grandmother in a nursing home. 16 min.

  • Place Mattes

    1987. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Images of the artist’s torso and extremities filmed in Puget Sound, Yosemite, and the Yucatan attempt to “touch” nature, but are blocked between figure and ground by the screen’s two dimensions. 9 min.

In the Film exhibition Barbara Hammer

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