The Vital 1980s
Monday, September 20, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of AIDS
1986. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Made at the height of public misinformation about the AIDS crisis in the U.S., the film juxtaposes alarming newspaper headlines with scenes of Brent Nicholson Earle’s ten-thousand-mile American Run for the End of AIDS. 9 min.
1988. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Light, life, and 16mm film face extinction in this tour de force of optical printing. 19 min.
1989. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Archival X-ray footage, clips from Hiroshima Mon Amour, and text from Michel Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic are juxtaposed to evoke the intimacy of death. 10 min.
1990. USA. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Early X-ray footage of figures performing everyday physical acts is accompanied by a majestic orchestral and choral soundtrack. 20 min.