The 1980s: Nature, Science, and Optical Printing
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
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.
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.
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.
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.